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Is there any way to remove a child support account from your credit score?
I was wondering if there was any way at all to have a child support account removed from your credit history. Paying any back due in full? Taking full custody of the child? Allowing a step parent to adopt? Anything at all?

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Lindsay

Wait, so are you saying that even if a judge waives the arrears, the lien STILL stays on your credit report for 10 years??

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It's a court order, so stays.

Unfortunately, court orders, liens, etc remain on your credit report for at least 10  years.  In a child support case, it often lasts until after the child reaches adulthood.  Paying said order regularly looks good on your credit report.

The only "possibility" of terminating a child support order is to petition the court, and the child support payments will still show on your report for 10 years.  This is what is required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which is federal law.

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