I was born in 1969 and my mother petitioned NYC Court for paternity against my father in 1972. My father was a wealthy man and fought the paternity case but on July 2, 1976 an Order of Filiation was entered. Ironically, one day after my 7th brithday.
After the order of filiation was entered, the clerk court was directed to place the matter of support and maintence on part II of the court calendar dated for 8/12/1976. My mother was not able to show to court so the matter was dropepd and my father never paid me a nickle.
My question is: Since I'm now 37 years old is there anything really important that I should do to ensure my own legacy? Statue of limitations comes up, too late to do anything.? How about the state dropping the ball? My mother was on public assistance till I was 16 years old. I'm fine, worked really really hard throughout my whole life.. But, what now? Do I have any leagal recourse to receive back child support and find out about the medical condition of a family that is unknown to me?
Or, should I just let it go?