I will give you an answer under both situations.
If there was a child support order, you should be able to enforce that order because there is no statute of limitations on child support. This is true whether you have disabled children or if there are no children with disabilities. Parents who owe child support must pay it in full even if the children are now adults.
It is much different if you never had an order.
In Oklahoma, a court may order support past majority, for an indefinite period of time if the child requires substantial care and personal supervision because of a mental or physical disability and is incapable of self-support and the disability exists, or the cause of the disability is known to exist, on or before the eighteenth birthday of the child. In other words, the action for child support should have been brought before the child's 18th birthday for each child, including one with a disability.
If there was no child support order, then it will be difficult to get one now.
Thank you for that!!!! That helps.
Now that you tell me there is a child support order, he is responsible to pay even if the children are adults. it's a hurtful thing for kids when their parent abandons them. They feel like they've done something wrong and it can be very difficult for them to adjust. I'm sorry to hear it, but you should be okay now as far as enforcing this order. There is no statute of limitations regarding child support. He owes, he owes, he owes, including interest. The state can take his driver's license, passport, and take other enforcement actions such as contempt of court if he fails to pay.
I suggest you see a family lawyer in your area. In OK, most court-ordered child support is owed until it is paid in full. All child support payments since late 1991 do not expire until they are paid.
Because there was a child support order, you will be able to go after him for it. He disobeyed a court order and now there's a lot of interest on what he owes.
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