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Good afternoon from Savannah,I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma.According to Georgia law, (O.C.G.A. § 9-12-60(d)), for orders issued on or after July 1, 1997 there is no statute of limitations on enforcement. If the installment for child support was due before July 1, 1997, you only had a period of 7 years to sue to enforce that amount.After the age of 18 the state will no longer assist you in collecting the support. You must file suit against the other parent and obtain a judgment against them. With the judgment you may then go to NY and have it domesticated in the courts there. NY MUST allow you to enforce your judgment in that state. You can then garnish wages, levy on bank accounts as well as attach and sell property and lien real property.So, to the extent that you were not paid support at anytime after July 1997, you may now file suit---you will certainly get your judgment---and then you may collect from the deadbeat parent in the state they live in.I wish you the best in 2011.
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