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My husband pays child support for his 3 children with his ex wife. As the children get older how long do we continue to pay?
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Generally support ends when the child is no longer considered a child of the marriage. That normally happens when the child reaches the age of majority (18). Under certain circumstances support can continue beyond 18 if the child has special needs and or has a medical condition that would make support appropriate beyond 18. Finally, the parties at the divorce can agree to have support end at a certain time. I would suggest reviewing the divorce judgment, and any subsequent modifications to see if it sets a specific date when support will end. Your husband should have a copy of the judgment, if not then it can be obtained from the court where the divorce happened. If it doesn't state a specific end date then usually it's at age 18.

Here's a link court information about child support and other divorce related matters.

http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fl-df/child-enfant/2017/look-rech.asp#Lookup

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