Terminating a Child Support Order

Terminating a child support order is the process through which a child support order is declared null and void. Once a child support order is terminated, no future child support payments are owed for the child(s) on the order.

Generally speaking, there are two valid reasons to terminate a child support order:

  • the child(s) on the order is over the age of 17 or has graduated high school, so the order did not correctly self-terminate; or

  • both you and the other parent are in agreement to terminate the order, provided that the two of you can prove that doing so is in the best interest of the child

A child support order CANNOT be terminated if the paying parent owes past-due child support, unless both parents also sign an agreed zero order for past-due child support.