Michigan Child Support Statute of Limitations

Michigan Child Support Statute of Limitations:   Yes, there a Statute of limitations for Michigan child support.

The current statute of limitations on unpaid Michigan child support is 10 years from the date that the last payment is due.   This Statute of limitations is set forth in Michigan Compiled Laws section 600.5809(4) and was effective January 1, 1997.  Since Michigan child support is generally payable until a child turns 18 and has graduated from high school (but no later than 19 1/2, provided the child is still attending high school).   The Statute of limitations will generally run out when the former child turns 28 years old.  (10 years after the last support payment is due).


The old statute of limitations on unpaid Michigan child support still applies to child support ordered prior to January 1, 1997.  Unlike the current Statute of limitations (10 years from the last payment is due), the old Statute of limitations was 10 years after each support payment became due.  So, if a payment was more than 10 years old, the Statue of limitations applied.  

In some circumstance the Statue of limitations can be tolled or extended.  For example, partial payment on a debt may restart the running of the Statute of limitations, in some circumstances, even after the Statute of limitations has already ran.

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