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I am 32 years old. I am wondering how i can sue my father…

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I am 32 years...

I am 32 years old. I am wondering how i can sue my father for back child support that he never paid after my parents were divorced. he was in and out of my life and a drug addict/ alcoholic.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Washington

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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. To be clear, was there a court order at some point saying that he had to pay child support, and therefore there's a certain amount of "arrears" that have built up since then?

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Did you see my follow up question to your issue?

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