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When Child Support Ends

When does child support stop?  How do you stop paying child support?  Does child support stop when a child turns eighteen?  Child support terminates or ends in a number of circumstances.  Ohio Revised Code 3119.88 (R.C. 3119.88) outlines the reasons why child support terminates and when child support ends.  The statute says that the child support order should terminate if any of the following occur:

  • The child is no longer attending high school upon turning eighteen years old.
  • The child stops attending high school after turning eighteen years old.
  • The child dies.
  • The child gets married.
  • The child becomes emancipated.
  • The child enlists in the armed services.
  • The child is deported.
  • Legal custody of the child changes.

Within twenty days of getting a notice as set forth in R.C. 3119.87, the child support enforcement agency (CSEA) is required to complete an investigation to determine if child support should terminate.  As you can see, child support stops not only with a change in custody, but when the child gets married, the child joins the military, the child is sent to another country by the INS, the child turns eighteen and is not in school, the child passes away, or the child is emancipated.


To read more, click on the following links to my other articles on property division, divorce and dissolution: property division for unmarried couples in Ohio, equitable property division in Ohio divorces, business assets in an Ohio divorce, retirement plans in Ohio divorces, tax consequences for Ohio alimony, termination of alimony in Ohio, termination of child support in Ohio, Ohio alimony issues, Ohio child support definitions, Ohio child support issues, divorce and dissolution in Ohio, and divorce and taxes.  My hard work and results are reflected in the positive reviews from my clients: Daniel Gigiano reviews; Daniel Gigiano ratings; working with Daniel Gigiano; and Daniel Gigiano work.

Attorney Gigiano a Medina County child support attorney in Wadsworth, Ohio.  Attorney Gigiano practices in the domestic relations and juvenile courts in Medina County, Wayne County and Summit County, as well as surrounding counties.  If you have questions about when child support ends or other questions you need answered by an experienced Wadsworth child support attorney in Medina County or an experienced Wadsworth family law attorney in Medina County, please call Attorney Daniel F. Gigiano at 330-336-3330.  Attorney Gigiano has handled numerous child support cases in these and other courts.

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