from the mailbag… my mom never received any child support… can she now collect?
Hello! I had a question. My mother raised four children without ever receiving any child support for any of us. Is there something we can do to get back pay?
Thank you for the email and question on the potential of collecting child support arrears. In order to determine what can be done. I would need to know about the case and the court order. Please review the info provided and if some of the criteria is met, I’d be happy to chat with you and your Mom about the possibility to collect.
-in order for there to be child support arrears there needs to be a court order that was prior to the children reaching the age of 18 yrs. If there is no order, I’m afraid we would not be able to establish child support arrears; you will need to consult an attorney and review the specifics of the situation.
-if there was a court order, in order to open a case, we will need the judge signed orders and the payment history so we can tie to what you are indicating is owed in unpaid support. If there was financial help from the county, we would need to discuss they type of help the family received and if it has been paid back to the county.
-we need basic info on the non-custodial parent, date of birth and the social are key pieces of info needed.
I hope this gives you some info to determine if we would be able to move forward. Please let me know if you have any additional questions; please feel free to email or give me a call.