Legal Question in Family Law in Tennessee

Statute of Limitation on Collecting Child Support

What (or is there) a statute of limitations that an ex-wife can collect child support? Can she just show up at any time and decide to take us to court? My husband has not had contact with his ex-wife & adopted son for approx. 5 yrs.

Asked on 2/27/04, 12:45 pm

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Gregg Manes Gregg A. Manes, Esq.
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Re: Statute of Limitation on Collecting Child Support

Every case has its special facts, but normally, the doctrine of latches does not apply to the collection of child suport. In otherowrds there is no statute of limitation for the collection of child support. This presumes that there is an existing order for child support and that there is an arrearage of child support.

Sorry for the bad news!!!!!!

Gregg Manes

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Answered on 2/29/04, 6:42 pm

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