How Long Does Child Support Payments Last?

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Can my ex-wife continue to collect child support after our daughter turns 18-years-old?

Under most state laws, non-custodial parents are required to pay child support up until their child/children turn 18-years-old or graduates from high school. Your current child support order should list a termination date (if applicable). If you are unsure about the termination date, you should consult with a local attorney for clarification.