Published Child Support Termination Opinion from Ky Court of Appeals Today - Home-schooled high school senior

MIX V. PETTY

Appellant appeals the decision of the family court to terminate child support on May 30, 2014 for a home-schooled child remaining in high school after his 18th birthday. Appellant argued child support should either terminate on June 30, 2014, or extend until the child completed his senior year in November 2014. The Appellate Court affirmed in part, upholding the family court’s decision not to extend child support through November 2014, given the trial court’s discretion and the circumstances of the case. The Appellate Court reversed in part, holding the plain language of KRS 158.050 sets June 30 as the end of the school year and the court erred as a matter of law in setting May 30 as the end of the school year.

Digested by Elizabeth M. Howell