Does Child Support End at Age 21?
My child turns 21 in a few months but still has two more years of college needed to achieve a Bachelor’s degree. If a child is a full-time college student, does child support obligation end at age 21 or continue until that child graduates?
In NY, child support terminates at the age of 21. Parents can extend that time by written agreement. Without an agreement, a court has no authority to order the payment of child support past the age of 21.
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