Q: My father was in the military all my life he never paid child support I was wondering can I get back child support
A: Child support is owed to the custodial parent not the child.
Why did your mother not collect child support.
There a million reasons why people do what they do.
Maybe they had their own side bar agreement that if he didn't get involved she wouldn't go after him for child support.
Anyway, the usual rule in Illinois is that child support starts from the time the Paternity case is filed or served on the father.
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