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How To Extend Child Support After A Child Reaches 18 Years Of Age And Graduates From High School And Goes To College?

  • By: David Bliven, Esq.
  • Published: November 28, 2018

Q: I have 2 daughters that will be graduating high school within the next 2 years. One is 16 and the other is 17 years old and we live in Westchester, NY. Do I need to go back to court to extend child support or does it happen automatically? Thanks

A: It happens automatically. That said, contributions toward college does NOT happen automatically – (unless part of a prior order) a petition needs to be filed to include costs of college on top of the basic child support. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Child Support attorney for a full assessment.

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