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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for Arizona

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

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


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

A.R.S. § 25-320(C), 25-501 (A)

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

If child turns 18 while in school or high school equivalency program, support will continue while attending high school equivalency program, but not past 19 except as below.

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


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


Is support ever paid beyond the age of majority?

Yes, court may order support past age of majority for mentally or physically disabled child, but not for college.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

The right to collect unpaid child support judgments expires at end of the 3 year period from emancipation of last child who was subject to court order unless reduced to written money judgment. (A.R.S. § 25-503(J)) If reduced to written judgment, the right to collect lasts until paid in full.

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

Before child turns 18.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?

Yes, Judgment renewal is no longer necessary under revised A.R.S. § 25-503 (J), Chapter 283, Laws 1999.

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