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My son lives In North Carolina and is 18 years old. He was

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My son lives In North Carolina and is 18 years old. He was supposed to graduate high school in June but was accredit short. He was supposed to take the class in Summer school but did not. He is now enrolled in 2 classes at school and is to graduate in June 2017 but I was just informed by his mother that he is skipping school and failing both classes. I was told by child support that I am responsible for paying child support for him up to age 20 if it takes that long for him to graduate. Is this true?
Submitted: 29 days ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Law Tutor, Esq. replied 29 days ago.

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Customer: replied 29 days ago.
I need to know if this is true and if so, could an attorney help with this. I live in Ohio and my son lives in Cary North Carolina with his mother
Expert:  Law Tutor, Esq. replied 29 days ago.

And it is a North Carolina child support order correct? If so, I am typing my response.

Customer: replied 29 days ago.
he is to graduate in January
Expert:  Law Tutor, Esq. replied 29 days ago.

If you did not sign an agreement obligating you to pay child support for your son past your son's age of minority, then your obligation ends according to state law. Child support is paid up until the child's 18th birthday, or if he is still in high school, child support will continue until age 20 or upon graduation from high school, whichever comes first. So yes, if your son is still in high school, you may be obligated to pay up until the child is age 20. I would recommend that you stay closely involved with his teachers and know what is going on with his studies. Speak with the school administrators to make sure he stays on the graduation track. If you see that he is skipping school and not tending to his studies, you may want to see what programs and services may be available to get him through high school as quickly as possible. The good thing is that January is right around the corner, provided he stays on the right track. I hope this helps.

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Expert:  Law Tutor, Esq. replied 29 days ago.

Here is the appropriate statue regarding child support in North Carolina: G.S. 50-13.4 Do you have any other questions?

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