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By lauramk1206

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30-year-old mother of 1

My Child Support Question

I am actually writing on behalf of my mother. My brother turned 18 on March 12 (but doesn't graduate high school until May and is already enrolled to be a full time college student in August). My father has already put a stop payment on his child support payment for the month of April. Can he immediately cut support off as soon as my brother turned 18 or is he required to pay as long as he is a full-time student? Nothing is specified in the original agreement.

Lessons Learned

  • That to even ask a lawyer if you have a case costs hundreds of dollars!
  • Finding Louisiana child support laws spelled out online is extremely difficult

Jennifer Wolf, About.com Single Parents, says:

In Louisiana, the age of majority is 18. So your father is correct that child support typically terminates at the child's 18th birthday. However, there are some exceptions. According to Louisiana Child Support Laws, child support may continue beyond age 18 if the child is unmarried, attending school full-time, is dependent on one or both parents, or is developmentally disabled.

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