New York, NY asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey

Q: Will my Xwife have to pay me back retro if my CS amount gets lowered. Looks like it’s happening soon. Filed 2/26/31

Still waiting for a few details to hash out. I was told she has to pay me back the difference from the date you filed your motion. Please advise. Correction filed motion 2/26/23

1 Lawyer Answer
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
  • Short Hills, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Absent proof of fraud on you in connection with the underlying child support amount, the court cannot retroactively adjust a child support order to a date before the filing date of your current application. If your application was filed on 2/26/23 and is heard by the court on May 12, 2023, the effective date of the change will either be May 12th or February 26th - which decision is discretionary to the judge.

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