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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for Pennsylvania

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

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

18

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

Title 23 PA.C.S. 4321 (2)

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

18 or graduation from high school unless the child has a disability (mental, developmental or physical), in which case support order. It does not occur automatically. PA no longer recognizes a statutory cause of action for post secondary educational support. 23 Pa.C.S.A Section 4327(a) was rules unconstitutional in 1995 by the Supreme Court of PA in the Curtis vs. Kline case. However, contractually based agreements for post secondary educational support contained in marital separation agreements are enforceable.

Does the date of the order impact what law is applied?

No

Does child support end if the child leaves the household but does not emancipate?

No

Is support ever paid beyond the age of majority?

Yes

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

None.

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

18 years of age.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?

No

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