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Beginning July 1, 2012, the emancipation age in Indiana changed from 21 to 19. Child support cases are generally closed when a child turns the age of nineteen unless stipulated otherwise in your court order.  However, there are instances in which emancipation at the age of nineteen does not apply. When in doubt, please contact your attorney. The Marion County Clerk’s Office Child Support Division must be notified of the emancipation so that your child support case may be closed properly.

Read our frequently asked questions for more information about the change in Indiana law regarding emancipation.

You can also call the Indiana Department of Child Services at (800) 840-8757 or visit www.in.gov/dcs/support.