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Hi Allen, I'm Stacy. Which state are you in?
Generally, child support belongs to the child and not to the parents, therefore, they can't choose to waive it on behalf of their child. That being said, in this situation, typically you'd be responsible for child support (if the judge grants it) from the time the petition was filed. That would mean from the time the second petition was filed since she voluntarily dismissed the first petition. Do you recall what the final order from that first hearing said? As to whether she was permitted to refile.
When you go to your next court hearing, be prepared to bring any evidence that you have submitted support to the child. Receipts, email invoices, text message conversations that acknowledge support you've paid to her or sent to her, canceled checks, etc.
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