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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for South Carolina

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

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

18 years of age.

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

SC Code Sec. 20-7-420 (17)

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

Court order is necessary to terminate support.

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 if child is handicapped, or child is still in high school and expected to graduate before age 19.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

None.

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

None

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?

No

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