Reserving on child support didn't mean that you could get child support going back to 2001. Reserving meant that it wasn't being decided at that time, but that the court intended to reserve jurisdiction to hear issues pertaining to child support in the future.
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I think the prior poster is probably right, but if you want a further explanation and to know all your options you should probably have either a private attorney or DCSS look at the orders in your case to determine if anything else can be done. There is a lot of good information at http://www.childsup.ca.gov/ to get you started with DCSS.
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Your reservation is not a grant and you have no ability whatsoever to go back and get child support from 2001. Simply stated, no dice.
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