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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for Maryland

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

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

18 years

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

Article I, ยง24, Annotated Code of Maryland

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

18 years of age.

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, child (ren) enrolled in secondary school has the right to support from both parents until the age of nineteen or is no longer enrolled, whichever occurs first. For court orders established before October 1, 2002, the order must be modified to provide for the continued support. The court may order support or a disabled adult child, or if the parties involved agree to support the child through 4 years of college or higher education.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

12 years.

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

18 years of age.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?


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