When does child support obligation end?

In Colorado a child support obligation typically lasts until a child turns 19, graduates high school, or joins the military, whichever happens first.  Colorado courts cannot order parents to pay for college education of their children. The obligation terminates automatically. C.R.S. 14-10-115(1.6). However, the obligation does not automatically terminate if:

  1. You still owe arrears.
  2. If you still owe child support for another child or children.
  3. If the support order was entered before July 1, 1997.

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