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My case was closed in 2015 because I could not provide any information about my ex-husband. Last statement was that he owed 59,221.26 but my kids are of age they are 29yrs & 28 yrs old can I still reopen my case in cal8fornia
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Family Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
There is no statute of limitations on child support arrearages in California. However, there are equitable defenses, such as Laches, Waiver, or Estoppel, depending on the situation causing the delay in enforcement.
In exercising its broad discretion to determine the appropriate means of enforcing Family Code judgments, the court generally can--and should--consider the equities of the situation. [Marriage of Dancy (2000) 82 Cal.App.4th 1142, 1154, 98 Cal.Rptr.2d 775, 783 (child support)]Please remember to leave a favorable rating (click 5 stars in the rating section on this page). It is the only way that I am credited by JustAnswer for answering your question.
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