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Child support after 18 years of age? With no previous court order set

Joliet, IL |

is it possible to fight for child support if the father was just found a year ago and the children are over the age of 18?

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  1. It is too late to seek child support if there has been no previous order for support and the child is 18 and has graduated from high school.


  2. Not if there has never been a prior order for support.


  3. Why didn't you go back to court a year ago? It is too late now.

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  4. not sure that i agree. if the parents were never married to each other, then it is a parentage case. if he is not yet legally the father, and if he has been hiding, then a parentage case could be filed now. 750 ilcs 45/8b. the court can order child support before the date of the service of summons in limited cases. this may be one of those cases. 750 ilcs 45/14b.

    go see a lawyer.

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