Family Code, Division 17, Chapter 2, Article 1. Support Obligations 17400, (g)
(2) The local child support agency shall file a motion for an order for temporary support within the following time limits:
(B) In any other case in which the defendant has filed an answer prior to the birth of the child or not more than six months after the birth of the child, then the time limit is nine months after the birth of the child.
Question: if the child is 14 months old can the CA Department of Child Support Services initiate an action for child support against the non-custodial parent?
Yes, there is no are no statute of limitations for initiation child support and either parent or the department my seek child support as long as the child is under the age of majority. Even beyond the age of majority if the child is disabled.
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It is unclear what you mean by statute of limitations. Do you mean to open a case from the time the child is born? Or do you mean after the child has turned 18 and is not a full-time high school student?
DCSS can initiate a case upon the application of either parent until the child is 18 and not a full-time student in high school. Child support would be retroactive to the date that the case was initiated.
Your question is not really about the "statute of limitations", but whether or not DCSS can initiate an action when the child is 14 months old. The answer is – yes.
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