Family Law Case Review: Change in Child Support Termination Age

Change in Child Support Termination Age
by Mike Kohlhaas, Bingham Greenebaum Doll

The Indiana General Assembly has, to become effective July 1, 2012, revised Ind. Code 31-14-11-18 and 31-16-6-6 to provide that child support — other than for educational expenses — now terminates at age 19 rather than age 21.

The revision expressly permits a child who is subject to an existing support order to file a petition for educational expenses until he/she turns 21; however, any child who is the subject of a support order issued after June 30, 2012, will be required to file a petition for educational expenses prior to his/her 19th birthday.

A redline of the revised statutes can be found here:
http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2012/SE/SE0018.1.html

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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