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Please refer back to the earlier question, as I have changed it to a Q&A. I apologize for the system problem.
Can you find the earlier question or respond to this thread?
Here is the content of my earlier responses:
Good evening. Can you tell me if there are any court orders regarding the child - custody, visitation or support?
Thank you for attempting to accept this answer, but this is merely an information request. After I answer your question, you will be able to accept.
Are there any court orders in effect regarding the child, custody, visitation or support?
If there is an order of child support in place, child support can only be collected from the date that the order was entered by the court. If there is no order currently in effect, while the court has the power to order support from the date of separation, typically, the order for support is only effective from the date of filing with the court.
However, if the father has avoided service of the support suit or has hidden his location the court will be more likely to grant retroative support.
Please let me know if I can provide any other information.