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Is there a statute of limitations as to how long you can sue

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is there a statute of limitations as to how long you can sue for child support?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
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Yes. D. C. Code 15-101 provides for a statute of limitations for collecting child support of 12 years after emancipation.
The age of emancipation usually occurs at age 21 unless the child would get married, become self-supporting or enter the military prior to that and the other parent petitions the court to terminate the order before the 21st birthday.
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