Q: At the time of my divorce my youngest child was 17. My husband had no income but had filed for SSDI
which was approved shortly after the divorce was final. My son is now 20. Can I file for back child support?
A: No. Once the child has emancipated the right to seek child support is terminated.
A: If there was a child support order that was entered, then you can file for any arrears that accrued. In terms of new child support, child support is retroactive to the date of filing for support it cannot go back before that. In NY child support is payable until the child turns 21.
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