Legal Question in Family Law in Massachusetts

child support for child over 18

my niece lives with me in ma her mother kicked her out of the house she is 18 and she is a jr in high school is her mother required to pay child support still

Asked on 1/23/08, 5:43 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Re: child support for child over 18

If her mother was divorced from the father of your neice, you can petition the court for child support. If not, then you can't. there is no obligation for parents to support their children after reaching 18.

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Answered on 1/23/08, 6:25 pm

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