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Your mother should have pursued your father in court for child support when you were young. In most jurisdictions you have no legal standing to sue your father for child support now, and especially if there was no original child support order. If there was an order at some time your mother may be able to sue for arrears but that seems not to be the case.

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Q: How long does an adult child have to sue for back child support if a child support order was never issued?
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Can and adult child get child support from the father who never paid child support?

Absolutely. Check with a family lawt attorney or your local child support office for more information.

If a parent never paid child support while the child was a minor is the child entitled to any back child support now that the child is an adult?

yes dead beat.

Can an adult child collect on deceased parent's benefits if they never paid court ordered child support?

The adult child might have a claim on the deceased parent's estate.

Will child support be stopped if your child lives in Indiana but the court order was issued in Illinois and the child is now 18 and you were never married?

Every state honors child support orders. The original support order would stipulate when the support is to end.

Where you can complain if the seamans father never give a financial child support?

If there's a court order for child support and he is not paying you have to report him to the same court that issued the order.

Can you sue for child support if your over 18 and your mother never filed for it in Virginia?

No, not likely. If you are over 18 yrs. of age, you are considered an adult, and child support is exactly what it is...."child-support" for CHILDREN, not adults!

Can an adult from Colorado file a child support claim for a father that never supported him a child in Colorado?

If there was an order entered, the statute of limitations never expires on unpaid child support. If there was never an order entered, you're not going to get one entered at this point.

Can an adult in Texas file a child support claim for a father that never supported her as a child?

Up until the child turns age 18 and even if the father was never notified of the existence of the child, as is common.

Can a child over the age of 30 sue parent for back child support?

No. Very few states allow for child support to be issued 30 years after birth, but even if you lived in one that did, child support is an obligation paid to the other parent and is never owed directly to the child.

If the mom never filed for child support and now the child is 17 can she make the father pay?

I think she is to late now, the boy is almost a adult what will she get.

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.

Can your dad have to pay child support if he never did and your adult now?

In most states, no. The statute of limitations in most states require that child support be requested before the child reaches the age of majority. If you are past the age of majority, your mother cannot request child support anymore.

When does a custodial parents claim to child support end and the child takes over?

The child never "takes over." The CP has a claim to any and all unpaid child support (except for amounts owed to the State as reimbursement for assistance issued) until it's paid.

Can an adult child sue their noncustodial parent for back child support?

Yes, as an adult you can sue a noncustodial parent for back child support. However it is a different story if the noncustodial parent has never been ordered to pay child support. You can still sue them for a percentage of their assets. I am currently working on a case in which my client is sueing his father for 15 years of back child support. Any divorce lawyer can handle this case for you.

Can an adult sue their parent for unpaid child support if there was never a court order?

Each state's laws are different. MOST states have their code of laws online. Usually there are links to that state's Bar Association. * If there was not a court order of child support issued before the minor reached the age of majority then there are not grounds nor procedures for a recovery suit.

You never got child support from your dad and your now 22 yrs old can you still get child support?

No, you had until your 19th birthday to file. Are you sure your mother never got any? A lot of relationships with mothers are being destroyed when adult children learn they were lied to.

Can a child sue for child support after the age of 18 if the father has never paid a penny?

Yes a child can sue a parent for unpaid child support if there was a child support order.

What is the legal age that a noncustodial adult may stop paying child support?

Usually it's 21. Generally it will be the legal age of majority as established by the state where the minor resides. The determination of the date when the child support terminates should be included in your original or amended support order If you still are not certain, contact the attorney who handled the case or the court clerk where the order was issued. NEVER cease support payments unless you are absolutely positive of the legal status of the order.

Do you have to pay child support for a child that is not yours and you have never seen before?

Child support is to be paid by the biological parent. If you can prove that you are not the parent, or the adoptive parent, you should not be required to pay child support. You have to prove that to a court, and it does not matter that you have never seen the child.

In the state of Georgia can an 18 year old file for back child support if an order was never issued?

No. Georgia does not have a provision for retroactive child support. Child support begins from the date the court enters the order. There is, however, a provision in the law that permits the custodial parent (not the child) to seek reimbursement for "past due expenditures". This is limited to the amount actually spent in caring for the child, though.

Can an adult child sue their father for child support ordered but never collected?

State laws vary, and in the ones that allow it , there is a pretty narrow statute of limitations.Please seek professional advice in your state.

Can you receive child support if abuser is in jail for assault?

Child support may or may not be received, but it will still be owed regardless. Child support is never erased from the books until it is paid, assuming it is paid, even after the child becomes an adult. If the abuser is in jail and unable to pay, the tab will still continue to add up, but there is no assurance that it will someday be paid.

Can you apply for child support for a 17 year old if there was never a child support order by the court?


At 42 years old can you still get child support from your dad who never paid anything?

No. You have been an adult for some time and the statute of limitations has long passed.

What about child support for a disabled child when does it stop?

That depends on what problems the child have. In some cases it has to be paid when they are adults because they can never take care of themselves.The duty to support a disabled adult child is an extremely complicated issue and the laws vary from state to state. You can read an interesting and informative discussion at the related link.