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What is the age of discontinuing child support if in college

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Missouri

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My son is paying now for a child in his second year of college. he is 20 yrs old. does child support end when the child is 21?

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I think that is all. He has pd support continuously through his employment. My son seems to think the age is whenever he completes college.

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Family Lawyer: FamilyAnswer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Good morning. If a child enrolls in “an institution of vocational or higher education” no later than October first, the child support obligation will continue to be due as long as the child remains enrolled in school and completes at least 12 hours of coursework per term, achieving passing grades in at least six hours. Once the child reaches age 21 or “completes his or her education,” whichever comes first, the child support obligation ends.

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