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Statute of Limitations on Child Support for South Dakota

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

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

18 or until 19 years of age, if full-time student in a secondary school.

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

SDCL 25-5-18.1.

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

18 years of age.

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, if the parties can agree to a longer period of support and if approved by court order is enforceable and binding upon the parties.

Statute of Limitations to enforce a child support order.

20 years from date support is due.

Statute of Limitations to establish paternity:

Proceedings may start anytime before 18th birthday.

Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?


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