While some states maintain the child support obligation through age 21, in Florida, child support usually ends at 18. The obligation may extend to high school graduation if your child or children remain in school but are expected to graduate before their 19th birthday.
Keep in mind that when calculating child support for more than one child, the termination of one obligation will change the support amount for other children.
You can also impact the amount of child support you’ll pay through various factors, including the amount of time the children spend with you in your timesharing agreement, and whether you provide them with health insurance or cover the costs of daycare or other child care services.
Child support is an important facet of parenting after a divorce, but the financial obligation shouldn’t impact your relationship with your children.
For help developing the best possible custody and support agreement, call attorney Melinda Delpech at (941) 308-7042 and talk to a child custody lawyer for free.