In Arizona, child support is required to be paid until a child turns 18 years old. However, that does not mean that a parent paying child support should stop paying as soon as the child’s 18th birthday. There are circumstances in which child support is still required to be paid after a child turns 18. For example, if your child is 18 and is still in high school, you are still obligated to pay until the child graduates or turns 19 – whichever one comes first. For those that have children with disabilities, you may be required to continue child support past 19.
While the end of a child support order may seem like the light at the end of the tunnel, obligated child support payers should always make sure they end child support payments legally. A qualified family law attorney who knows child support laws in Arizona can help you if you are nearing your child support agreement or have another reason to terminate child support payments.
Need advice on your child support case? Contact the attorneys at Shaffer Family Law in Chandler today. We can help you understand your rights and responsibilities and ensure that ending your support case works out in your best interests.