Joint Custody But Father Never Excersised His Rights
by Tanya Cyre
The father of my two children, 17 and 15 was awarded joint custody. From June 2000 to June 2008 he had zero contact with his children and I did not know his whereabouts until he contacted me at work in June of 2008. My questions is, can I get arrears for either of my children? My 17 year old will be 18 on 11/29/09. I have a case pending with the Los Angeles child support services department, but they will only establish a current child support order. They can enforce a arrears order, but i don't have one. How long do I have in order to file for arrears?