In Delaware, child support is payable until a child reaches the age of 18 and has graduated from high school. If the child is still in school and reaches age 19, child support can end. It is a requirement that you notify the Family Court which issued the child support order, and provide them evidence that either the child is now 19, or the child is 18 and is graduated from high school.
The other thing that may happen is that the parties, this sometimes is unusual but does occur, may reunite. We’ve had individuals who were not married, separated, child support was put into effect, and then they got together again, sometimes even married. If that happens, child support will automatically end, and there’s no further requirement to pay child support.
The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced divorce attorneys in the state of Delaware. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding child support.