Does The USFSPA State When A Child Support Obligation Terminates?

It is frequently assumed that there is an automatic termination of an obligation to pay child support when the child reaches 18. The Act is silent.

Once again, it is the language in the order or state law that controls. Your attorney should tell you when the obligation is to terminate so that you can plan your financial affairs.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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