Can't answer this question without knowing the law in New York, assuming that is the state that issued the custody order. Here is an example of why: In Washington state, each month that goes by without a payment is an automatic judgment. So the first month in 2011 that he failed to pay bears statutory interest. That amount is 12%. So, assume the first payment missed was April, 2011. He would owe $50 plus interest of 12% per year for the last 6 years. That amounts to about 1% per month x 60 months. In May of 2011 he failed to pay. He owes $50 for May + 1% per month for 59 months, etc., etc. Then you add it all up and you have a number.
That is Washington. New York may have an entirely different system so you should talk to a lawyer in your state who can tell you how the system works there.
Was he ordered to pay you $50.00 per week, bi-weekly or monthly? Interest does not accrue unless the arrears have been reduced to a judgment. You should consider filing a violation petition.
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We do not know when in 2011 (a rather long period of time) his payments stopped so there will be an error of up to fifty-two weeks. However, the math is simple. Multiply $50 by 52 weeks by the five years and you'll get the product.
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