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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for Missouri

Missouri child support statute of limitations including the civil code, what age paternity must be established and emancipate rules.

Missouri Age of Majority: when child support payments can be stopped.

18 years of age, unless specific circumstances outlined below apply.

Statutory cite or civil code reference for the age of majority?

Section 452.340, RSMo (Supp 1998).

If not addressed in the order, at what age is child support automatically terminated as a matter of State law?

Child support terminates at age 18 or if in high school at 18, upon graduation from high school or age 21, whichever comes first. Enrollment in a GED program is also considered being enrolled in a "secondary school program of instruction," and support would terminate upon completion of the program or age 21, whichever comes first.

Does the date of the order impact what law is applied?


Does child support end if the child leaves the household but does not emancipate?


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