Child Support is a very touchy issue. The problem with child support is that parents think that child support is to support the primary caretaker. That is not the case. Child support cares for the child. This lasts until the child is of age (19 in the state of Alabama) or under special circumstances which deem the child to be an “adult.” Further, child support can last past the age of 19 for certain reasons. This is known as Post Minority Support.