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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for Connecticut

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

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


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

Section 1-1d of the Connecticut General Statutes.

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

18, except in cases where decree of dissolution of marriage, legal separation or annulment is entered on or after July 1, 1994 in accordance with CGS Sec. 46b-84, support continues for unmarried children residing with a parent until completion of twelfth grade or the age of nineteen, whichever first occurs.

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

Yes, see above answer

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

No, statutory emancipation procedures are at CGS Secs. 46b-150 to 46b-150d, inclusive. Connecticut also recognizes common law emancipation under CGS Sec. 46b-150e.

Is support ever paid beyond the age of majority?

Yes, in the circumstances described above and also if the child lives with a parent and has mental retardation, or a mental or physical disability, until age 21 in cases of dissolution of marriage, legal separation or annulment, for orders entered on or after October 1, 1997, in accordance with CGS Sec. 46b-84.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.


Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

18 years

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?


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