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Q: Can I get back child support for the 16 months we were seperated before child support was court ordered?

My husband and I have been seperated since August 2018. I finally got child support ordered in Dec 2019. He did not help with the kids and has no contact with them. Can I get support for the 16 months prior to when we had our hearing in Dec 2019. Due to Covid our divorce hearing has been moved several times. We are currently scheduled for our final hearing for the divorce in February. Our date of seperation is listed as August 2018 on the divorce papers. I don't feel like my lawyer has been doing all that he can for me. How can my husband not have to ne responsible for his children while we were seperated?

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Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker

A: The short answer is generally yes. But if you have an attorney you should be consulting directly with him.

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