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Is child support payment necessary after age 18 and

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Is child support payment necessary after age 18 and graduation from Hi School if child goes to college?
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: North Carolina
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Not lately
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Child turns l8 Dec 28 and plans to attend college. Willgrad from Hi School in May
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The answer to your question is generally no. Once a child turns 18 and graduates high school the child support payments are typically done. The Only Exception would be if the court order said otherwise. In some cases, the court requires that a parent pay for child support through the child's 21st or 23rd birthday or they may require support as long as the child is enrolled in college. If that is not the case, then the age of majority in North Carolina's 18 and the child support requirement would end.

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