I have two parent who are divorced and my mother has custody over me. I turn 18 at the beginning of senior year, do I still have to live with my mother and finish school there or may I reside with my father and finish school with him?
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A child who reaches the age of 18 is considered an adult and can choose the parent with whom to reside. Generally speaking, the obligation to pay child support does not terminate until age 18 or high school graduation, whichever comes later, so please keep in mind that a change in residence may affect child support issues.