Under Florida law, child support shall continue until the child marries, dies, becomes self-supporting, enters the military or reaches 18 years of age, whichever occurs first. However, in the event that the child is still a full-time high school student when they turn 18, and there is a reasonable expectation that they will graduate from high school before turning 19, child support shall continue until either the child graduates from high school or turns 19, whichever occurs first.
Florida law also provides for continuing support for children over the age of 18 who are dependent because of a mental or physical incapacity. For parents of children with disabilities, this is an important provision in the law. Share the information regarding the disability of your child during the first consultation with your experienced Orlando child support lawyer. He or she can advise you as to whether or not child support may be payable for your child beyond the age of 18.
If you have not made the important decision regarding hiring a qualified Orlando child support attorney, contact Family Law of Orlando to schedule an initial consultation with Attorney Wade P. Luther. You can contact our office by email or by calling (407) 835-9900.