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Are there any federal statues that address termination of

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Are there any federal statues that address termination of child support arrearage obligations?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
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Child support is a matter set by state laws. There are no federal laws regarding termination of support. There are federal agreements and uniform guidelines for enforcement of support between one state and another, but they do not deal with actual child support being paid and how much, that is up to the state laws and these cases have to be in the state courts primarily.
Even though a child may have died, arrears are for past support and as such they can still be collected. There is no basis to terminate the arrears just because the child has died, termination of support when a child dies would be for future support, but not arrears I am afraid.