Does afather still has to pay child support to help with expenses for a child in college?

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Does afather still has to pay child support to help with expenses for a child in college?

Asked on September 6, 2011 under Family Law, Virginia

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not a father is obligated topay child support when his child is in college would be determined from the child support order issued by a court presently in effect. Many child support orders end when the child graduates from high school or turns eighteen (18) years of age, whichever occurs last. Some orders go beyond this time period. It is all up to what decision the judge who made the order made.

If your father has been paying child support for you, the best way to answer your question is to go down to the courthouse where the child support order was issued, pull the file and read the last child support order issued. The file is a public record and anyone can pull it up and review it.

Good luck.


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