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My Husband pays child support to his child's mother. The agreement was never brought to the court or signed.Can she file for child support and if she does will the court make him pay the 17% or take into account the agreement they have had for the past 7 years?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps has your husband taken? Have they filed any papers in family court?

No they haven't done anything

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are they in?

She is in NY we are in NJ

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If the kids are still minors, then yes the mother can still legally file for child support.

Yes, the court should take into consideration what your husband has paid in the past. Hopefully your husband has copies, or can obtain bank statements, showing that he has in fact been paying child support -- that would prevent the mother from being able to ask for backed child support.

The court will take a look at your husband's income and monthly expenses when making a determination about the amount of child support ordered.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Hi Thank you so much for the help. Yes he has been direct depositing the money into her bank account every pay check. It just less than the 17% ordered by NY state. He also gives her money for clothes and splits all other expenses for activities with her. So she should not be able to request back child support right?

Yes, that's correct. Based on the information you've shared it's unlikely that a judge would grant a request for backed support.

Your husband should begin preparing a file with copies of all the direct deposits that were made, as well as any receipts or bank records he has for the other shared expenses.

I hope that helps! Best of luck to you both!

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