Q) My children and I need money now. The noncustodial parent left us ten years ago. Can the child support office still take my case?
A) Yes, you can still seek child support from the noncustodial parent even if it has been ten years since they left. Child support payments are typically owed until the child reaches the age of majority or graduates from high school, and arrears can accumulate over time. You should contact your local child support office to initiate a case and discuss your options for pursuing support. They can help you locate the noncustodial parent and establish a child support order to ensure that you and your children receive the support you are entitled to.