Child Support FAQs

Do adult children still receive child support?

In some cases, parents are still required to pay child support for adult children (children over the age of 18).

The determinants of whether child support is still owed for an adult child include the following:

  • if the child is enrolled in full-time education
  • if the child is ill or disabled
  • if the child is unable to support themselves because of extenuating circumstances

In some cases it is unclear whether or not child support should continue to be paid for an adult child. For example, a parent may be required to pay child support during the course of an adult child’s first university degree, but may or may not be required to continue payments through graduate school. If this type of scenario applies to you, you should consult a lawyer to determine your rights and responsibilities.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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