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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for Georgia

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

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

Age 18: Support order entered after 7/1/92 may provide for the extension of child support to age 20, if the child is still in high school.

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

39-1-1 annotated and 19-6-15.

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

Age 18 unless specified otherwise.

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

Yes, see civil code.

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

Yes, if child marries, enters the military or other similar actions.

Is support ever paid beyond the age of majority?

Yes, if specified in an order by consent. An example might include extraordinary medical needs, handicapped, etc.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

None for child support or spousal support pursuant to O.C.G.A. ? 9-12-60(d) for orders issued on or after July 1, 1997.

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

Before the child's 18th birthday.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?

Yes, judgments become dormant after 7 years and can be "revived" 3 more years.

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