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When Child Support Stops

When child support stops, it means one of the statutory factors have come into play.  Ohio law determines when child support stops, as follows: 


  • The child is no longer attending high school upon turning eighteen years old.
  • The child stops attending high school after turning eighteen years old.
  • The child dies.
  • The child gets married.
  • The child becomes emancipated.
  • The child enlists in the armed services.
  • The child is deported.
  • Legal custody of the child changes.


Within twenty days of getting a notice as set forth in R.C. 3119.87, the child support enforcement agency (CSEA) is required to complete an investigation to determine if child support should terminate.  As you can see, child support stops not only with a change in custody, but when the child gets married, the child joins the military, the child is sent to another country by the INS, the child turns eighteen and is not in school, the child passes away, or the child is emancipated.

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Attorney Daniel Gigiano a Medina County child support attorney in Wadsworth, Ohio.  Attorney Daniel Gigiano practices in the domestic relations and juvenile courts in Medina County, Wayne County and Summit County, as well as surrounding counties.  If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by an experienced Wadsworth child custody attorney in Medina County or an experienced Wadsworth family law attorney in Medina County, please call Attorney Daniel F. Gigiano at 330-336-3330.  Attorney Daniel Gigiano has handled numerous child support cases in these and other courts.                

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