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Hi! I'm Heather. I've been a practicing attorney for the last 15 years, and I'd be happy to assist you for informational and educational purposes.
A judge has alot of discretion to decide these types of issues. They generally give alot of weight to whether the mother filed a petition in the court and tried to collect child support, sometimes not allowing her to be awarded child support for the time period before she filed the petition.
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