Virginia Child Support for Child 18 and older

Posted on May 21, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

If you are divorcing, have divorced or plan to divorce your husband and you have a child, it is likely you will be faced with the complicated issue of child custody. One important aspect of Virginia child custody is child support, but many people wonder how long child support can actually last.

My Child is Over 18, Could I Still Receive Child Support?

There are certain conditions in which a parent of a child who is over 18-years-old could receive child support. These specific conditions include:

  • The child is a full-time high school student;
  • The child is not self supporting; and
  • The child is living in the home of the parent receiving child support.

Under these conditions, child support could be received until the child is 19-years-old or graduates high school, whichever comes first.

A child over 18 may also be eligible to receive child support if:

  • The child is permanently and severely disabled;
  • The child is unable to live independently; and
  • The child is living in the home of the parent receiving child support.

At Hofheimer Family Law Firm, we understand that the health and happiness of your children is your #1 concern. We will work with you to address any fears and anxieties you may have about your children’s future. Our women’s-only divorce attorneys will guide you every step of the way to ensure that you achieve the best possible child custody and child support arrangements for you and your children.

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