Parent asks… can I collect child support with just an oral agreement?
My question is regarding an adult child whose father only paid child support for 4 years, from the age of 14 to 18, being $250 per month. This was an oral agreement so there was never any court involvement. Her father is listed on her birth certificate. Is it possible to sue for child support for the first 14 years of her life? She is almost 26 years old now but I supported her on my own until I divorced her step father when she was 14 and informed her birth father that I would need him to start paying child support since there would be only one income for our household. Thank you.
Thank you for the question on the possibility of collecting. If I am reading your email correctly, it appears there is no actual court order awarding child support. If that is the case, we would have no grounds to go after the NCP to try and collect. In order for a private agency to work the case, there needs to be an actual judge signed order in place.
I suggest you refer your question to a family law attorney for evaluation.
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