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What she is asking for is retroactive child support. Georgia, unlike some other states, does not recognize retroactive child support by statute.
However, in 1990, the Georgia Supreme Court, in Weaver v. Chester, 195 Ga. App. 471 (1990), said that a parent requesting support can request reimbursement for expenses actually incurred on the child's behalf since birth.
So, while she cannot get actual retroactive child support, the could, in theory, come in and claim expenses on the child's behalf, and the judge could order you to pay for half.
There was no court ordered child support... further, when I did find out my daughters whereabouts I bought/gave her $18,000.00 and have given her $200.00 or more for the past 2 years.
I understand. The judge will take that into consideration, but, the judge is still allowed to take prior expenses into consideration.
OK that sounds logical...
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