Back Child Support


#1

Is there a statute of limitations on child support never paid? My ex husband did not pay child support for 10 months in 2012. He started paying in November of 2012 because I went through DSS. He admitted to DSS as well that he never paid it. Can I still get it and if so, how can I initiate the process? Thanks.


#2

If there was an order in place, and your ex husband did not make the payments pursuant to the order, the statute of limitations is ten years.


#3

The official order went in place November 2012. I went to DSS in May 2012. The case was supposed to be held in June 2012. He used all the continuances that he was afforded until November 2012. I started to get child support from November 2012 on forward. Can I still get back pay from January-October 2012 and if so, is there a statue of limitations? He admitted to the DSS that he did not pay during these months. Thank you so much for your help!


#4

You can get payments dating back to when you initially filed for child support, regardless of continuances.