When does child support obligation end?

In Colorado, a child support obligation typically lasts until a child turns 19, marries, or joins the military, whichever happens first.  Pursuant to C.R.S. § 14-10-115(13), an obligor’s child support obligation terminates automatically upon the child’s 19th birthday. However, the obligation does not automatically terminate if:

  1. You still owe child support arrears.

  2. If you still owe child support for another child or children under the same child support order.

  3. If the support order was entered before July 1, 1997.

The attorneys at Smith & Shellenberger, LLC, are well-versed and experienced in child support proceedings. If you are interested in speaking to one of the attorneys at Smith & Shellenberger, LLC, regarding your child support issue, please contact us at (303) 255-3588.