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    Default When Is Child Support "Reduced to a Judgment"

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    Was the arrearage reduced to a judgment?
    aaron, I've asked several people what "reduced to a judgement" means and have gotten just as many answers. Since you're an attorney, I hope you don't mind if I ask you to explain what it means. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Child Support Statute of Limitations

    Child support orders require periodic payments. This generally means that each installment can be deemed a separate order or judgment with, depending on state law, the limitations period starting on that date. But it is possible that at one point in time or another a court will enter a new order or judgment restating the total arrearage owed, with the limitations period running from that date - the date the arrearage is reduced to a judgment.

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    Child support orders require periodic payments. This generally means that each installment can be deemed a separate order or judgment with, depending on state law, the limitations period starting on that date. But it is possible that at one point in time or another a court will enter a new order or judgment restating the total arrearage owed, with the limitations period running from that date - the date the arrearage is reduced to a judgment.
    Thank you so much, that is exactly what I thought. I'll explain:

    NCP had a CS order, fell into arrears.

    Several years later NCP filed to modify due to eldest child aging out. Order was modified, with no mention of arrears owed.

    5 months after the modification the CSE filed a petition for payment of arrears, in a seperate order the amount of arrears was determined with periodic payments ordered. This was a completely seperate order from the CS order and did not mention the on-going CS (same case number though).

    In a situation like that, does it mean that the seperate order reduced arrears to a judgement?

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    Default Re: Child Support Statute of Limitations

    Yes, based on what you have stated, I would describe that new order as reducing the arrears to a judgment.

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    Yes, based on what you have stated, I would describe that new order as reducing the arrears to a judgment.
    Thank you.

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