Emancipation Tag

While in most circumstances when a child reaches the age of 18, new laws go into effect to govern the now-adult’s life. With the age of adulthood, many criminal offenses become more serious and new legal freedoms or rights are available to the youth. However, things are not so cut and dry when it comes to a parent’s child support obligation once a child turns 18 years of age. In South Carolina, there are several circumstances under which a parent’s child support obligation can last for years after a child turns 18.