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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for New Hampshire

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

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

Until age 18 or terminates high school, whichever is later; or becomes married or becomes a member of the armed services; unless children are declared legally dependent beyond that age due to mental or physical disability; or unless the court has otherwise ordered support to continue beyond age 18.

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

RSA 458:35-c

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

18 or graduates High School whichever is later

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, there must be a court order to extend beyond the age of majority. Decided on a case by case basis examples of extenuating circumstances include physical or mental handicap of the child or college.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

Pursuant to RSA 508:5 Once a debt is a judgment the Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order is 20 years and pursuant to RSA 458:17,VII, support payments become judgments when due and payable by operation of law. (Effective 1988)

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

Action must be commenced by the child's 18th birthday. Legal cite RSA 168-A: 12.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?


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