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Every state has a different cutoff for child support. Where does your son live?
In Washington, child support ends when the child turns 18 unless there's a court order or written agreement that says otherwise. RCW 26.09.170. The mother could bring an action requesting child support until your son graduates, but you're not obligated to pay before she does that. She'd also have to show he was going to school at least half time, working toward his diploma.
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As long as he's working toward his diploma, she may be able to extend support. Courts typically only require that a child be attending school half time. But it's not in the statutes, so you don't have to keep paying unless she files.
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