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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for New York

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

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


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

FCA 413(1)a

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


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, under very limited circumstances if the child is handicapped or stipulated in a divorce decree.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

20 years from date of default in payment regardless of whether or not the past due has been reduced to a judgment for support orders entered after 8/7/87; 6 years for default in payment on orders entered on or before 8/7/87; 20 years for all defaults in payment which have been granted as a money judgment.

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

Up to age 21.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?