Posted on May 11, 2021

Montagna Klein Camden, L.L.P.

"Termination of Child Support"

Under Virginia law, the child support obligation ends when the child reaches the age of 18. However, a support order must also provide that support will continue for a child over the age of 18 who is:

- A full-time high school student
- Not self-supporting, and
- Living in the home of the parent seeking or receiving child support
- Under the above circumstances, support will continue to be provided until the child reaches the age of 19 or graduates from high school, whichever comes first.
- The court may also order that support be paid for any child over the age of 18 that meets the following requirements:
- The child is severely and permanently mentally or physically disabled and the disability existed prior to the child turning 18
- The child is unable to live independently and support him or herself, and
- The child resides in the home of the parent seeking or receiving child support.

Montagna Klein Camden, L.L.P.
1 Columbus St Suite 600 Office 055
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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