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Child support Termination In Ohio

On behalf of Law Office of Nancy L. Sponseller posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

In Ohio, termination of a child support order is a legal action that can only be approved by the court. In order for child support be terminated, certain conditions must be exist or be met to the court’s satisfaction.

Child support orders can be terminated for several reasons. As the age of majority is 18 in Ohio, children can age out of child support obligations. When turning 18 and no longer a full-time high school student, or if still a full-time high school student and no older than 19, child support can be terminated when the order does not stipulate continuous support beyond that age. Child support orders can also be terminated if there is a change in the child’s legal custody, such as in cases of the child being adopted by someone else. Other conditions for child support termination include the child’s military enlistment, legal emancipation, marriage or death. Grandparents who either pay or receive child support may experience termination under any of these conditions or when a birth parent’s circumstances change.