How long do you have to pay child support in Mississippi?
By Robert M. Kisselburgh, Esq.
Child Support in Mississippi
Mississippi is in the minority of states that requires child support paid until the age of 21 or the child is otherwise emancipated. The question is what is emancipation? Mississippi Code, Section 93-11-65 defines emancipation. As of July 1, 2008, it underwent some significant changes.
There are two specific sections. The first says that emancipation shall occur when the child:
? Attains the age of twenty-one (21) years, or
? Marries, or
? Joins the military and serves on a full-time basis, or
? Is convicted of a felony and is sentenced to incarceration of two (2) or more years for committing such felony.
Blawg of the Day -- Mississippi Family Law Blog Robert Kisselburgh was a Dallas family lawyer for 17 years when he moved to Madison, Mississippi. Now he's blogging at the Mississippi Family Law Blog about child support, divorce, domestic violence, property division, and the other usual family law issues -- all with a Mississippi focus.
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