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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for Delaware

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

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


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

13 Del. C ยง 501 (a)(b)(c)(d)

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

18 and the child are no longer in high school.

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, if a child is disabled or has special needs, obligation may continue beyond age of majority if hearing official accepts documentation. College expenses are not considered.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.


Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

Child is 18 years old, or reaches 19 and is still in high school.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?

See answer to Age of Majority

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