How Long Must Child Support Payments Continue?
In Arizona, a parent’s obligation to provide child support ends:
- When a child turns age 18, if he or she is not in high school
- When a child graduates from high school or reaches age 19, whichever comes first
However, if a child has special needs, child support obligations can continue indefinitely. In this case, the parents may litigate whether child support payments should continue beyond age 19.
Does My Ex Have To Help Pay Our Child’s College Expenses?
Parents in Arizona are not required to provide financial support to a child in college. However, parents can form an agreement to make provisions for college expenses. Since the family court will lose jurisdiction of your child when he or she turns 19, the agreement may be enforced in civil court.
Contact Our Child Support Attorneys
For more information about Arizona child support laws, turn to the attorneys of DeShon Laraye Pullen PLC. To schedule an initial consultation, call 602-626-9552, 800-409-0262 or
contact our office online.