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Indiana civil statute 34-11-2-12 says that that a judgement

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Indiana civil statute 34-11-2-12 says that that a judgement is considered satisfied afer 20 years. Does that apply to child support garnishment.
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Indiana
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: yes, I having been paying child support for 25 years.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: my children are all over the age of 35
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 3 months ago.

Hi,

I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

A child support order can be enforced for up to 10 years after the child turns 18. A child support order that has been reduced to a judgment is good for 20 years.

When the judge simply says, "Pay $X per month..." that's a child support order. The custodial parent has until the child turns 28 to get that order changed to a judgment. You would know if you had a judgment, because it sets a total amount, rather than a monthly payment, and it usually provides for interest. This is something that is typically done after the original support order is entered, and only if you've missed payments.

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