The Boston Herald recently addressed an interesting and somewhat complicated issue within family law: child support duties for college-aged adult children. The column featured an even more interesting twist by adding marriage and divorce into the picture.
First, let’s start with the basics. As the column explained, under Massachusetts law, parents can be responsible for child support until the child reaches the age of 21 so long as the child is still financially dependent on the parents and living with one of the parents. The support obligation can extend until the child is 23 if the child is in college.