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Is there a statute of limitation in Illinois for child support if it was never enforced?

Orland Park, IL |

The person in question is now 25. The father recently found out about her and a few months ago confirmed paternity. The mother now wants to collect back child support. She never took the father to court or wanted to do a paternity test. Can she collect after 25 years?

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  1. If there was never any child support ordered, it is now too late to seek it.


  2. there is no statute on child support that is ordered. it may now be too late for either to file to determine paternity. that ends at 2 years after majority--age 20. 750 ilcs 45/8.


  3. It appears to be too late to obtain support at this time. I am sorry and wish you the best.


  4. It is too late to seek a new child support order. However, if a support order was entered there is no longer a statute of limitations on ENFORCEMENT of an order that was previously entered.

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