Saratoga Child Support Attorney Discusses Support Obligations
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How many years can I go back to collect child support issues?
I have a divorce agreement from Supreme Court from 2010. Am I able to go back ten years for some issues that are still outstanding? Somebody had told me that it is only six years allowed. Is this true? I also heard twenty years and there is a lot of money involved. Can somebody please help me? Thank you in advance.
This may depend on the language of your 2010 agreement. If that agreement specified support arrears, then you may still be able to collect moneys owed to you per that agreement. In most cases, support obligations become effective on the date of the agreement/order unless otherwise specified in that document (meaning that you may be prevented from collecting for things which predate the document, unless it is provided for in the document).
Your best course of action is to consult with a local family court attorney who can carefully review your 2010 divorce agreement and discuss the specifics of you case so that you can decide how you would like to move forward. If a substantial sum on money is potentially involved, it is advisable to take this step sooner rather than later.
Do you have questions about a previous child support agreement that you signed years ago? If so, contact the experienced Saratoga Child Support Attorney Jennifer Sunderlin.