https://youtu.be/weOSlZFOHVQ In November 2020 the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that maintenance orders will only prescribe after 30 years, not 3 years. The High Court found that the maintenance order constitutes a judgment debt and not an ordinary debt. Maintenance orders should form part of your credit profile. Parents with maintenance obligations (can submit details for free through our secure online portal). If the other parent apply for credit the maintenance will be taken into consideration when the credit provider do the affordability assessments. Further credit should not be granted if the maintenance payments is in arrears.