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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for Alabama

Alabama child support statute of limitations including the civil code, what age paternity must be established and emancipate rules.

Alabama Age of Majority: when child support payments can be stopped.

19

Statutory cite or civil code reference for the age of majority?

Section 26-1-1, Code of Alabama 1975.

If not addressed in the order, at what age is child support automatically terminated as a matter of State law?

19 years of age, unless child is emancipated prior to that time.

Does the date of the order impact what law is applied?

No

Does child support end if the child leaves the household but does not emancipate?

No

Is support ever paid beyond the age of majority?

No

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

20 years from date of judgment for purpose of obtaining an order of support.

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

19

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?

No

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