How Long Does Child Support in North County Last?

Pierre Domercq Child Support

We are often asked “How long am I required to pay child support?” Child support in Carlsbad, Vista, Encinitas and North County is intended to cover the principle expenses of the child including housing, food, healthcare, clothing and incidentals such as school supplies.
Child custody and even spousal support may have an impact upon child support, but these calculations usually are based upon California’s guideline child support calculator. In a North County divorce, child support is ordered to ensure a somewhat level financial playing field with regards to the needs of the child balanced by all other factors.
The duration of child support is usually based upon the “age of majority.” In California, this usually means 18 years of age or 19 if they are completing high school or some other factor justifies this order. If a child has special needs support obligations are usually extended well past the age of majority.
Child support payments can be terminated earlier if the child gets legally married, enlists in military service or seeks legal emancipation for any other reason.
Child support may be modified after the divorce decree is issued. There are several valid reasons to request the modification of child support from our North County family law court. We invite you to review the comments and recommendations of our clients and contact us or call 760-712-3741 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.
Learn more about the nature of child support and the requirements to seek modification of child support from a legal team who has represented clients before North County family law courts for decades.