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Answered 2006-08-23 18:05:11

Yes, if in cases of unmarried persons paternity has been established. If pataernity is uncertain then it will be required by the court before a petition for child support can be addressed. Collection of child support for years passed is only possible if there was a valid court order for support relating to the year(s) in question.

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If you are 24 years old and your mother is now receiving back child support from the father are you allowed to get the child support from the mother?

no it goes to the mother.

Can a married mother file for child support for a seventeen years old child?


Can a mother collect child support once the child reaches twenty?

no not at the age of 20 years of the child. It may be of 25 years of the child

Can the mother receive child support after the child is 18 and the father hasn't seen the child for 5 years?

The mother cannot receive child support for a child who is over the age of 18. However, if the father owes money from before, that money has to be paid to the mother, even if the child is over 18. The father owes child support whether or not he sees the child.

Can a mother sue for child support after 17 years if the father is unaware this is his child?

Depending on the state, she has until the child turns 18 to 23 to file for up to 18 years retroactive support.

If the child is thirty can she file for child support in Texas?

No, 11 years too late, and dangerous. I growing number of relationships with mother are destroyed by these actions when the adult child learns their mother had been lying about getting child support.

How do you get mother right removed as she has not had contact or paid child support in three years?

In this case, you can not force the mother to be in contact with her child, neither can the court, however, you are, and by all means, entitled to child support. All you need to do is, file for it.

Can you file a child support order when the child is 3 years old in indiana?

Yes, and the mother should request it retroactively.

Can a mother collect child support after 25 years if she has a court order when the child was 6?

If she's kept the claim current.

The child is now 15. What will happen to the father paying child support and back child support if you get back together after 15 years?

Petition the court for a modification. If the back support was for any state aid the mother was on, then it can't be forgiven. If it isn't for that, then the mother can write a letter saying she forgives the back support owed to her.

Can a mother collect child support after 15 years of not collecting?

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Can a 35 year old adult child collect back child support from his biological father in new york state after the mother who never filed for child support is dead?

No. The statute of limitations for child support arrears in New York is twenty years from the date of the default. However, in your case it seems that your mother never obtained a court order for child support. You have no cause of action.

Your husband had an affair which produced a child his mother does not want the father to see him is he responsible for child support?

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Can a mother come back to the father for child support after he has relinquished his parental rights eleven years ago?


Can a father who is not on the birth certificate put the mother on child support because he is angry and the child has been living with him for about 2 years?

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How far back can a mother get child support in Illinois?

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Can a father lose his rights if he doesn t see or support the child?

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What rights does a father have if the mother of his unborn child leaves the state and denies him the right to care for his child and then comes back 6 years later suing for child support?

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Can I a mother of an adult sue the father for child support?

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Will a minor in school have to pay child support for his child if he is 18 years old?

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What if a mother refuses child support but now wants support?

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Can a mother sue the father if he does not have to pay back child support from the last two years?

For what is he wasn't required to pay?

Will the mother get sole legal custody of the child if the parents were never married and he hasn't seen the child over 4 years?

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If child support hasn't been ordered and the child is now 14 how far back can the courts go to make you pay back child support in Texas.?

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Is a father legally obligated to pay for child support all the way through college?

The parent either mother or father is obligated to pay child support until that child/children turn 18 years old.