What is the statue of limitations on child support?


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The statute of limitations on child support requires a delinquent non-custodial parent to pay child support arrears even when the child reaches the age of majority, and generally varies by state, according to HG.org. Some states provide requirements for collection of arrearages based on the last payment’s due date.

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States sometimes impose administrative penalties, such as passport denial or driver’s license suspension, to induce payment of child support arrears by a non-custodial parent, explains FindLaw. Some states require interest payments on overdue child support and treat it as a debt obligation even if a child’s custodial situation changes, reports HG.org.

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