Support for Disabled Adult Children

In most cases, a child support obligation ends when the child reaches age 18 or graduates high school, whichever is later. However, support, including contribution to expenses, may be ordered to continue if your child is disabled, provided that the condition creating the disability arose during the child’s minority or while attending college. Unlike child support for minor children which is typically a formula, the Court will consider various factors in determining the award, including

a. the present and future financial resources of the parents including their respective ability to save for retirement.

b. the standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not dissolved, along with any equitable factors; and

c. resources of the child including any financial or other governmental or social service resources provided for the child.

Please contact The Law Office of Erin M. Wilson LLC for a consultation regarding support for disabled children.