Q: Could I be paying child support for years after my child turns 18?

A: Under certain circumstances yes, it is definitely true! Under the Family Law Act of British Columbia, A child can remain a child for the purposes of child support for many years after they turn 18 as long as they are attending full-time post-secondary studies and are living at home or in residence. The other circumstance where this could happen is when a child is deemed to be unable to live independently because of a disability. The modern family is changing with the times, and it is more and more common for our adult children to remain at home while they obtain their education.


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