If a child will be 18 in 6 weeks are they considered a minor

My husband and I are getting divorced no
one has filed yet. We are not sure if
our son is a minor he turns 18 December
30th. Also would you recommend a do it
yourself all we really have together is
our house which I want to keep. And he
doesn’t.

Asked on October 31, 2017 under Family Law, Michigan

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Generally speaking, he is not a minor once he turns 18.  If you are asking about support, Michigan law only allows for child support until 18 or upon graduation from high school but latest 19 and a half.  Agreements can always be made otherwise and no, I do not recommend doing it yourself.  At the very least you need to consult with an attorney as to your rights.  Good luck. 


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