child

In family law, a child is the offspring, whether biological or adopted, of either one or both of the spouses (parents).  In the event of divorce, the child is considered an ancillary issue to the litigation.  Before the divorce can be finalized all issues regarding the child, such as custody, visitation and child support, must be decided. Although a person is the child of another at any age, with regards to family law, children considered ancillary to the action are younger than 18 years-old, or if over 18 years-old, are attending college.