When do child support payments end

if my child turns 19,not going to school,unemployed and lives at home with her mom do i still make support payments


Asked almost 9 years ago in Victoria, British Columbia
Categories: Family Law

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Vishal K Bajpai

Answer by Vishal K Bajpai

VerifiedBritish Columbia lawyer


What does your court order or separation agreement say?  If one or the other exists and assuming it states you have to pay support while the child remains a child of the marriage as defined in the Divorce Act or FRA then you will need to demonstrate that your child no longer meets that definition and that you are no longer liable to pay support.  

Posted almost 9 years ago

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Contact Vishal K Bajpai, or search the Lawyer Directory.


Robert J. Klassen

Answer by Robert J. Klassen

VerifiedBritish Columbia lawyer


Both the Federal Divorce Act and the Provincial Family Relations Act provide that child support is payable until the child attains the age of majority which is 19 in BC, unless that child is unable to withdraw from the parent's charge or care because of an illness, disability or other cause, which is often when a child obtains post secondary education.  If a child is not attending school and chooses to not seek employment that certainly would be a factor for a Court in determining whether that child was still a dependent for child support purposes.

Posted almost 9 years ago

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Contact Robert J. Klassen, or search the Lawyer Directory.


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<br />How long do you pay child support in Newfoundland? When child graduates from high school and attends college does child support continue? If so, does the payment go to the mother's bank account or can the payment go directly to the child's account?

Posted over 8 years ago

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