When Does Child Support End in the State of New York? Answer: 21
There are exceptions to this such as when a child enters the military service after the age of 18; dies; and/or gets married. Nevertheless, New York is the last state with child support through the age of 18. There are also cases of emancipation. We have prevailed in both the Local and Appellate Courts in cases seeking to declare children emancipated after the age of 18 but before the age of 21.
Notably, New York is not the only state with child support until the age of 21, it is also one of the most “educated” populations. Almost 80% of the out of Court settlements, in New York involve child support until the age of 22 or the obtainment of a four year college degree (whichever comes first).
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