I filed for child support 5 years ago but was told by the custody lawyer representing my sons that because my husband works for cash, I would need to hire a private investigator to prove his employment. The lawyer said its hard to prove and wouldn't be worth it. I didn't have any money during that time to hire a PI so I never went back to court for the child support. If I hire a lawyer to handle my divorce and child support now, will I be entitled to receive back pay child support that was originally filed 5 years ago?
Child support is a nondischargeable debt in bankruptcy. Back child support will remain even after bankruptcy, regardless of the chapter.