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My gf has been divorced 5 years. Her ex just recently started paying her child support and pension

Hicksville, NY |

The 2 lawyers are working out how to pay the back money. Isn't she entitled to interest

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She should receive interest if there was a judgment in place. If your girlfriend was seeking this Support for over five years and filed enforcement actions, it is highly likely that there are judgments in place.

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If child support is in arrears, then a finding of willfulness is possible along with a money judgment, interest and legal fees. Consult with an experienced family law attorney.

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She is not entitled to interest unless there is a judgment awarding it. She may request such an award in a court proceeding.

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