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CAN A SINGLR PARENT FILE FOR CHILD SUPPORT FOR HER KIDS EVEN IF THEY AR OVER 21,BUT THE PARENT THAT RAISED THEM NEVER FILE FOR CHILD SUPPORT?

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salana

Asked by salana at 3:37 PM on Nov. 3, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Depends on the state.
    twinmama2009

    Answer by twinmama2009 at 3:38 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • What? I want to help you but it's hard to read the question without punctation and all caps. It runs together!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:39 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • i dont think so... after 18 (even if they are still in HS) you lose that money. i think that ship has sailed. sorry!
    AmaliaD

    Answer by AmaliaD at 3:39 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • No. Once they hit 18 they are legally adults and no longer qualify for CHILD support, no matter what state you are in. If a support order had been in place prior to the person becoming an adult then the only thing you have any rights to are the funds owed by that order.
    Memigen

    Answer by Memigen at 3:41 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • If you'd had a child support order in place, the other parent would still be liable for any back support they still owed, but you can't file for back support for adult children after they are adults.
    riotgrrl

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:44 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Yes you can file for back child support. Even if they are over 18. But why would you do that now? They are grown. The people who deserve that money is your grown children.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 3:48 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Why would you file for child support for a child that is now grown? Why didn't you file for child support when the child was a minor?
    Depends on the state and what they allow.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 3:55 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Child support is for children. Over 18 is an adult. If you didn't file when they were children, then I would think you are out of luck.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:25 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Only if the child is disabled and requires your full care. Otherwise no.
    4_28_bbboy

    Answer by 4_28_bbboy at 8:30 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

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