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    Hi I need clarification on wording that is in my divorce papers concerning child support. It reads:
    Said support shall continue until the children reach the age of majority or otherwise become emancipated, or graduates from high
    school so long as it happens before he/she becomes Nineteen years of age.

    Exactly what does that mean?
    Does it mean that as soon ans she turns 18 he stops paying or when she graduates high school?
    SHe just turned 18 and is still in high school until may......

    Thank you for any and all help with this matter.


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    What state is this in?
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    Maryland is where we live now but divorced in Florida

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    I read it as saying he has to pay until she graduates or becomes 19 whichever comes 1st. He reads it as as soon as she becomes 18. even if she is still in high school....

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    If the age of majority in Maryland is 18, then your ex-husband is correct. It basically says he has to pay until she turns 18 or graduates high school. The "OR" means whichever happens first. You can request the judge to extend the child support through high school, possibly even college but that is something you should discuss with your attorney.
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