What is the name of your state? NH
My exwife filed a motion to change court order (same thing as modification?) April 16th. She is asking to modify our parenting schedule, sole decision making ability over our 7 year old son to be awarded to her, and child support payments (see "will a judge see through this?" in child custody forum for background, if needed). Our court date is not until July 14th.
Although I am objecting to any reduction of my custodial time and the proposed reversal of 50/50 legal custody (and likely countering that I would like more parenting time during the school year based on her neglect of his homework), I will likely be ordered to pay child support as I make more money than my exwife does and NH child support guidelines say that 50/50 parenting time does not constitute automatic grounds for support obligation reductions.
My question is if child support is ordered at our July hearing, will the judge make my payments retroactive to the date she filed her papers (April 16) or will they be ongoing from the court date only? If there is a possibility that I will owe retroactively from the date she filed, I would like to start setting money aside now so I don't immediately start in arrearages. I can't seem to find anything online answering this...