Where does it say in the US law that parents are responsible for their kids till age 18?


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Under New York State law, both parents must financially support their child until the child turns 21 years old. Child support also includes providing health insurance coverage until the child turns 21 years old.

If the child is under 21 and married, self-supporting, or in the military then the child is emancipated and the parents don't have to support the child.

Applicable laws include:

  • Domestic Relations Law Section 240 Custody and child support; orders of protection
  • Family Court Act Section 413 Parents' duty to support child



  • Last Updated May 24, 2022
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