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This woman will not be permitted to pursue you for child support payments in any family court in Pennsylvania/ There is a statute of limitations in PA law which is 23 PA C.S. 2343 which requires that any paternity action and child support action be filed in the PA family court before the 18th birthday of the child in question. If you had a relationship with the mother 36 years ago before you left Peru, then the "child" is now approximately 36 years old and well past the age when any lawsuit can be filed against you to get money from you for child support. Any such case she files will be thrown out by the PA family court. Finally, she has no jurisdiction over your person to file such a case in the courts of any other state in the US -- because you live and work in PA, that is the state where any such claim MUST be filed and because the PA state law is clear that the age of the child at 18 is the last possible time that a lawsuit could have been filed against you for paternity and child support.
Unfortunately, I cannot tell you what the same laws hold in Peru -- that is beyond the scope of this website -- but my guess is that the law is similar and the mother of the child was required to bring a paternity lawsuit against you in the local Peru family court and sue you for past due child support. My suggestion here is that you contact a local family law attorney in that part of Peru where this woman lives and ask him or her these same questions just to be on the safe side. I believe that she is probably way too late to file a case even in Peru to get money from you in child support but it cannot hurt you to telephone a local lawyer there just to determine if you are responsible for making any payments to this woman or her child for anything given the advanced age of the child involved.
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