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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for Michigan

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

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

18, but may order until 19 1/2 for completion of high school, or beyond 19 1/2 by agreement of the parties.

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

MCL 722.3 MCL 722.3a status of Minors Act.

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, 19 1/2 years of age for completion of high school or beyond 19 1/2 by agreement of the parties.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

10 years after last obligation due, and affirmative defense.

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

Before 18th birthday.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?