Child support is a financial payment provided by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent after the divorce or separation. This monetary support is meant to cover the costs of raising the couple's child/children. These payments typically end when the child turns 18. However, child support payments may be extended until they reach 21 if they are still in school.
The amount for child support depends on several factors, including the number of children and both parents' income.