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Good evening. Is she paying support now? Has she paid it for the past 3 years?
Yes, please allow me a moment
In Iowa, child support continues until age 18 or if the child is still in high school continues to 19. As such, you could petition the court and ask that she pay support for the last year of high school, for your son, since she would have a legal obligation to pay it, since you care for the child. Ideally, you could work this out with her informally but if she refuses, you need to get it court ordered.
No, once he graduates, the support obligation would end. As far as retroactive support, it is unlikely the Judge is going to order it, from the past 3 years if you never made any attempt to get it from her.
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