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Im 21 years old and lived with my mom since i was 10 and…

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Im 21 years old and lived with my mom since i was 10 and parents divorced. My father never paid child support and my mom was too scared to take him to court. Im a university student and hes agreed to give me monthly payments towards living and has not. Can I take him to court for the years missed before I was 18?

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Ontario

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No I am just seeing if it is a possibility first and doing some research

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Family Lawyer: Legal Ease, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

I am sorry to hear this. In most cases a court will not go back more than three years. So it is not likely that you or your mother could sue him successfully going back for more than three years.

It is possible that your mother could get a retroactive order for the last three years but she would have to show why she left this for so long.

Going forward your mother could seek child support so long as you are still working on your first degree and still live at home when not at school. The child support would include contributions to university tuition and other costs including room and board if you are living at school during the school year.

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