Does child support end when a child reach age 18 years? Our lawyer Lynn Kirwin answers this question in detail.
The courts have recognized that financial dependency does not end upon a child turning 18. Under the Divorce act and the Family Law Act there is no upper age limit under which support automatically terminates. As a result, child support may extend beyond the age of 18 years of age.
“Child” under the Family Law Act for child support purposes includes an adult child who has not voluntarily withdrawn from parental control and is enrolled in a full time program of education.