Is there a statute of limitations on collecting child support?

Some states do not have any SOL's on child support when a court order is in affect and a state's deparatment of social or family issues is involved.

Other states have statutes that specify SOL on child support by the years that are affected.

Example: In MO. child support arrearages are recoverable if an order is in place and not more than 10 years has expired from each birthday. For a 1-year-old arrearages are collectible before the child reaches ll, 2-year-old until 12 and so forth.

The legal age of majority for MO. is 18 therefore it is conceivable that arrearages could be collected until the person in question reaches the age of 28.

All such laws in any state depend upon there being a valid child support in affect and the individual circumstances.