Q: I gained custody of my daughter but owe arrearages because of making direct payments can I now get a child support order
Mother won't disclose payments to judge
A: If you have custody then yes, you can obtain a child support order for payments. This doesn't help you with your arrearages, though, as payments made directly to the obligee instead of through CSEA are considered gifts. You could ask for the arrearage to be waived based on the direct payments, but you'll have to have a really nice judge in order to make it work.
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