Dating single mother child support

16 Mar

In the case of a man who was not aware that he has fathered a child, the Court will consider that fact when deciding whether to award back child support.

If he or she was working in a low-paying job at that point and is now earning significantly more, the child support will be based on the lower-paying work, not the current rate of income.

When the non-custodial parent has not made his or her payments as ordered, they are considered to be in arrears on their child support payments.

When lawyers and judges talk about retroactive child support payments, they are referring to payments that the non-custodial parent may be obligated to make, but has not been ordered to yet.

The Court will only make an order for retroactive child support if the custodial parent requests it.

This provision is not added on at the discretion of the Court.