is a high school student required to pay child support?
My 18 year old son (still in high
school) is likely to be the father of x-
girlfriend's baby. She has not yet
asked for a paternity test, but most
likely will. He lives at home with us
and works only part time. I read
that child support would be
calculated on his ability to earn at
least min. wage working 40 hours.
Is the fact that he's a student taken
into consideration when calculating
this? He plans on attending college
in the fall.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: is a high school student required to pay child support?
He will be probably be required to pay child support based upon full time, making minimum wage after he graduates from high school. He can go to college is he so chooses, but must still pay child support. He probably will not be required to pay support based upon full time minimum wage as long as he is in high school, but will be required to pay based upon a part time work schedule.