Can you sue a father who didn’t pay child support, even though you are over 40 years old?

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Can you sue a father who didn’t pay child support, even though you are over 40 years old?

Asked on January 17, 2012 under Family Law, Virginia

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Although many states now allow the child to bring an action against the parent for failure to pay child support, there is generally a time frame with in which the child can do so known as a statute of limitations.  You need to check what that is in your state.  Now, if your Mother obtained a judgement against your father for failure to pay support then that judgement is enforceable even upon his estate.  See some advice from an attorney in your area.  Good luck.


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