If I just now found the father of my 21 year old son, can I get back child support?

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If I just now found the father of my 21 year old son, can I get back child support?

I was 17 living with my aunt when I got pregnant. I was sent back out of state to live with my grandmother. I was no longer allowed to communicate with the father of my child. I have tried to contact him several times through his parents but was never successful. I have found his wife on facebook, so now I have his number. Can I still get back child support.

Asked on November 30, 2012 under Family Law, North Carolina

Answers:

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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Please consult with an attorney in your area on the matter as soon as you can. There are certain time constraints here that are an issue. I am assuming that a child support order was never put in to place, correct?  Was paternity ever established by the time your child was 18? Enforcement of order has a 10 year statute of limitations in North Carolina which is the state listed here.  Get help.  Good luck. 


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