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Does child maintenance have an expiry date? Can I be chased

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Does child maintenance have an expiry date? Can I be chased for payments missed ten years ago?
Thank you for your question.
There is no time limit on pursuing arrears of child maintenance for missed payments 10 years ago.
Hi
Just to add - in fact in England and Wales the answer depends on whether the arrears have accrued under a Court Order or the CSA.
If it is the former then you will need the permission of the court to enforce arrears more than 12 months old , and the delay would need a good explanation.
If they have accrued under the CSA then there is no time limit.
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Experience: I have been a solicitor in High Street Practice since 1985 with a wide general experience.
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