• Christopher M. Alexander

How Long will Child Support Be Paid?

In Ohio, both parents have a duty to support their children until emancipation. Emancipation typically occurs when a child turns 18 and graduates from high school. The law also provides for limited situations where child support can terminate earlier for such reasons as the child’s adoption, the child’s marriage and the child’s enlistment in the armed services.

On the other hand, under limited circumstances, a parent’s child support obligation can continue beyond age 18 in instances where a child has a qualified physical or mental disability and/or if the parents agree to extend their child support obligation beyond the child’s emancipation.

When you need a skilled and experienced family law lawyer to assist you in determining what constitutes “just and appropriate” child support, call Christopher M. Alexander at (513) 228 – 1100, mobile (513) 226 – 8489, or online at

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