The 2010 Florida Legislature finally changed the requirement that your child support case go back to court to petition to stop support payments when one of kids turns 18. That's the good news. The bad news is that it doesn't take effect until October 2010.
Once the change in Florida's child support law takes effect, your final judgment or settlement agreement must spell out what the new child support amounts will be as each child ages out. It must also specify when the change will take effect, eg., first month following the 18th birthday, month of 18th birthday, etc.
With the Crash Course on Florida Divorce Law, you will always know what the law requires in your Do it yourself Florida divorce. Don't be fooled by document prep companies that only fill in the blanks and don't have lawyers on staff. The Crash Course was prepared by me, a licensed Florida divorce lawyer for more than 25 years.
If you want to know the answers to the Top Five Florida Child Support Questions, provide your email address below and I will send them to your inbox along with a Florida Child Support Guidelines Wroksheet.