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Does my biological father have to pay back child support

Mesa, AZ |

I'm a 30 year old woman. I found out by DNA test who my biological father is when I was 22. He never paid a penny of child support my whole life. Can I get child support for myself from him now?

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No, you did not pay to raise yourself and you would not be entitled to receive child support from your father.

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You probably do not have "standing" ( are not the correct person to sue), and the statute of limitations has probably run (i.e. lawsuits cannot be filed at any time, and must be filed within a certain number of years).

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