It seems pretty clear that support ends when the children are no longer minors.
---> Actually it doesn't...all that says is that he is paying xx amount because at the time of the divorce, ya'll had minor children.
---> And since the amount is lump sum...doesn't NOT mean that it would change. To give you an example...I received a "Notice of Emanicpation, Child NOT Attending School" from my state and it says:
"Your court order says child support continues until the child of parties is 18 years old or up to age 21 if he or she qualifies as a child attending school and is not married or is not married or therwise emancipated.
Our records show that the child named above has reached age 21, has married, or is otherwise emancipated and no longer qualifies as a child attending school.
The monthly support amount will remain at $XXX because there are other children included in the support order and it specifies a monthly amount rather than a per child amount. A party may request that the enforcing agency initiate a modification of the child support amount."
HAD I had a "per child" amount, the amount for the "above named child" would have automatically terminated...but since I don't...I need to file to have it modified.
MOST support stops with the child reaches 18 or graduates from high school...whichever occurs LAST. Now while the State will know when the child turns 18, they will NOT know if the child is/has graduated...so they will send out a "Notice of Emancipation" (or whatever your state calls it) when the child turns 18 or is about to turn 18 and then it is up to EITHER parent to inform the court or enforcing agency whether or not support should end.
If you air your dirty linen in public, expect people to comment on the skid marks!