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Child Support while Child is Away, Studying

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When a child goes to university at the age of 18, do they still need to live at home for the parent to still collect child support or can it still be collected if the student goes away and stays in residence?

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Generally speaking child support would still be applicable if a child moves away and stays in residence. However, the child would have to return home and live with the parent receiving child support when not in full time attendance at school. As well, every case is different so, based on the unique facts of a situation, it is possible to have the child support reduced or eliminated once a child does go away to school. I would first need to speak with you in order to advise you in terms of what would likely occur based on your unique facts. You are welcome to telephone me at (866) 557-3222 for a free consultation.

(The information provided above is general, not legal advice, as circumstances vary from case to case. As well, generally speaking, the above information relates to Ontario law. Thus, if you wish legal advice that you can rely upon for your specific case, or if you are making inquiries where Ontario law may not apply, please contact Andrew Kania for a free consultation).

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