Family Law

Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Family Law
This answer was rated:

How do I persue child support arrears once the child ages

out? JA: Because family law varies...
How do I persue child support arrears once the child ages out?
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: California
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: It was with the Family Support, but they closed the case once she aged out.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nothing I can think of
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
5/10/2017
LawTalk
LawTalk, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 37,857
Experience: 30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.
Verified

Good morning,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. I have been a CA licensed attorney for more than 3 decades.

1. Is this support that was ordered and never paid, or support that you never sought a court order for?

2. By aging out, do you simply mean the child is over 18?

Doug

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The support was ordered and paid when he wanted to.
Yes, the child is over 18.

Under CA law there is absolutely no statute of limitations to collect support that was ordered but never paid. While the state will not assist you in collecting support arrears after your child is 18, you have the ability to petition the family law court for a judgment to be issued against your ex for the arrears of support that are still owing and with that judgment you can seek to collect them money---through garnishment of wages attachment of his real and personal property.

You will need to file an Order to Show Cause and seek a court order ordering him to comply with the prior court support order. Here are the forms that you will need to file for this order:

http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/fl410.pdf

http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/fl412.pdf

http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/mc025.pdf

Fill out the top two forms, using the third form if you need an additional page and file the forms with the court, serving your ex with copies.

Here is a link to the instructions for this form:

INFORMATION SHEET FOR ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

AND AFFIDAVIT FOR CONTEMPT

http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/fl410.pdf

In your Motion, and when you are at the hearing, you should also ask the judge to issue you a judgment for the arrears.

You may reply back to me again if you have additional questions, and I will continue to assist you.

I am not an employee of this site and I am only paid for helping you when you rate my service to you. Please remember to rate my service to you by clicking on the rating stars on your screen (preferably 5-Stars) so that I can be compensated for helping you. Thank you in advance.

I wish you and yours well in 2017,

Doug

LawTalk
LawTalk, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 37,857
Experience: 30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.
Verified
LawTalk and 87 other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now

Thank you for your positive rating of my service. It has been my pleasure to assist you and I hope that you will ask for me on JustAnswer should a future need ever arise. I am generally available at least 6 days a week, and often 7, and it would be my privilege to assist you again in the future.

I welcome you to request my assistance in any future legal questions you may have, by simply asking for me by name, Doug, in the first sentence of your new question.

Thanks again.

Doug

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Ask LawTalk Your Own Question
LawTalk
LawTalk
LawTalk, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 37,857
37,857 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

LawTalk is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,867 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

37,857 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

6,562 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years legal experience including family law

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,390 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,389 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,779 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
Family Law— residing in Fla. What is the definition of
Family Law— residing in Fla.What is the definition of "visitation" should one parent retain custody of a 3 year old childCan the custodial parent move out of state?Thank you… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
1,668 satisfied customers
Need help attaching a current child support order into a
need help attaching a current child support order into a divorce … read more
Asad Rahman
Asad Rahman
Attorney
J.D.
2,229 satisfied customers
Can you do modification to a child support order with the
Hello, can you do modification to a child support order with the original signature and file it again without having to sign it? My ex changed our divorce papers without me signing it again and is fil… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
27,774 satisfied customers
Need to file objection to child support order as well as
Need to file objection to child support order as well as filing jurisdiction. … read more
Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley
JD
1,141 satisfied customers
The family court changed child support order without
The family court changed child support order without agreement with both parties. The original court order states a lump amount until the "children" turn 18 or 18 and graduates high school. The correc… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
What happens if after a divorce a child support order was
What happens if after a divorce a child support order was never filed? … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,389 satisfied customers
I have a question about a child support arrears case. In. I
I have a question about a child support arrears case. … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,523 satisfied customers
Good afternnon....inquiring about child support arrears. i
Good afternnon....inquiring about child support arrears. i have an 18 year old daughter about to leave fro college. Her dad owes $37000 in back child support. The problem is, I have a terminal illness… read more
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Juris Doctor
28,584 satisfied customers
Can I go after ex husband for back child support arrears. He
Hello, can I go after ex husband for back child support arrears. He owes 6000.00. Right now order is in NC, but will be moved to VA. NC says he has to pay only 10.00 month extra....what does the state… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Partner
Doctoral Degree
55,905 satisfied customers
I am inquiring about child support arrears in Colorado for
Hi I am inquiring about child support arrears in Colorado for an order which is over 20 years old. I have read if the arrears owed are from a court order than the statute of limitations is 10 years. I… read more
S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid
Doctoral Degree
2,353 satisfied customers
What are the options for negotiating child support arrears?
What are the options for negotiating child support arrears? Is it beneficial to have child support services handle it?… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Partner
Doctoral Degree
55,905 satisfied customers
I need help with setting aside child support arrears. I pay
I need help with setting aside child support arrears. I pay current but the agency have reported to credit agencies which is affecting me … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
6,465 satisfied customers
When applying a 6% penalty to child support arrears on top
When applying a 6% penalty to child support arrears on top of the 10% interest, does that penalty get applied towards the principal therefore subjecting it to interest?… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney and Counselor at Law
37,857 satisfied customers
If child support arrears has been paid off to a child born
if child support arrears has been paid off to a child born in German. Is it Is required to reopen the case based on the exchange rate. … read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney and Counselor at Law
37,857 satisfied customers
I owe 18000 in child support arrears. No current support. I
i owe 18000 in child support arrears. No current support. I am going to receive a small personal injury settlement and wonder if the child support debt can be negotiated down. … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,420 satisfied customers
I have child support arrears from a case filed in 1989
Hello, I have child support arrears from a case filed in 1989 closed and reopened in 2000. I can not pay what they want due to the Texas AG causing me to loose 5 jobs over the years. My son is 33 year… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,420 satisfied customers
Can children ssdi backpay counts to child support arrears
can children ssdi backpay counts to child support arrears and can monthly ssdi payment count toward child support? … read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney and Counselor at Law
37,857 satisfied customers
I am filing child support/arrears paperwork and I do not
Hi, I am filing child support/arrears paperwork and I do not know where the ex lives. What are my options … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x