Columbus- The Ohio Supreme Court gave a nod to home schools in a ruling released Wednesday that said a student’s school need not be recognized or accredited by Ohio for purposes of child support collection. By law, a parent must continue paying support for a child over age 18 if that child is still enrolled in “any recognized and accredited” high school. The parent receiving payment must notify the government when the checks should stop. Gary Davis of Geauga County sued his ex-wife, who continued collecting from him for their two daughters until each was nearly 20, even though both had dropped out of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst schools at 18 before graduating. – Reginald Fields, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Over the years I have known a few families who were divorced and one parent no longer wanted to pay child support because the child was over 18, even though they were still homeschooling.
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