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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for District of Columbia

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

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

Age 21, or at the point the minor is self-supporting through marriage, employment or military service.

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

Case Law

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

Age 21

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?

Yes if the child is married and self-supporting. No if child is away at school and still being supported by the custodial parent.

Is support ever paid beyond the age of majority?

Yes, support can be paid beyond the age of majority if the child is handicapped.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.


Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

Child's 21st birthday

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?


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