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at what age does a parent stop paying child support in the

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at what age does a parent stop paying child support in the state of mo?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  John replied 8 years ago.

Termination of Child Support Obligation.
Unless the circumstances of the child manifestly dictate otherwise and the court specifically so provides, the obligation of a parent to make child support payments shall terminate when the child:

(1) Dies;

(2) Marries;

(3) Enters active duty in the military;

(4) Becomes self-supporting, provided that the custodial parent has relinquished the child from parental control by express or implied consent;

(5) Reaches age eighteen, unless the provisions of subsection 4 or 5 of this section apply; or

(6) Reaches age twenty-two, unless the provisions of the child support order specifically extend the parental support order past the child's twenty-second birthday for reasons provided by subsection 4 of this section.

If the child is physically or mentally incapacitated from supporting himself and insolvent and unmarried, the court may extend the parental support obligation past the child's eighteenth birthday.

-From Section 452.340 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.

Expert:  John replied 8 years ago.
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