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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for North Carolina

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

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

18 years, unless attending secondary school full time or up to age 20 whichever comes first.

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

G.S. 50-13.4

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, until age 20 if still attending secondary school.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

10 Years

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

Child's 18 birthday.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?

Yes, judgments can be revived once for 10 years.

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