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

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

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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.

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

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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.

This response shall not be construed as specific legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship or privilege. Further, this response is not intended to solicit legal fees.

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