Hi, when does child support end My name is Brian Galbraith. I’m the owner of the Galbraith Family Law Professional Corporation. We’re divorce lawyers with offices in Barrie, Newmarket, and Orillia. A child support normally ends when the child reaches 18 years of age, unless the child continues to be economically dependent on the parent by reason of health or education. So if your child continues in post secondary education beyond the age of 18, you’ll continue to support them. Generally, what happens is if the child is away from home for university.
Or college, then you and your spouse share the cost for their child’s education in proportion to your incomes, and the child is expected to make a reasonable contribution to their own education as well. Usually, base monthly child support is not paid when the child is away at university, but it is paid if the child comes home and is residing at home during the summer months. If the child is at home and attending a local college or university, then there is both base child support pay as well as a proportionate sharing of the cost of the education. As with.