Am I still obligated to pay child support while my 18-year-old child takes a year off from high school?

The answer is no. Ordinarily, if the child was still in high school and was anticipated to graduate before turning 19, then I would change my answer. In those circumstances then you still hold the obligation to continue to pay child support, however child support ordinarily ends at age majority, which is in Florida the age of 18.

If your child has reached the age of 18 and decides they want to take a year off from high school, you no longer have to pay child support. I would recommend that you file a motion to terminate the child support so that you get a legal finding and avoid future litigation.

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