Consider a situation where the NCP has never paid support. The courts issued a temporary support order that was less than the final, though the temporary order had not been submitted to CSE. A final order was given about one year later. The order was retroactive to 2 years prior, during the time the temporary order was in place. (I imagine any payments for the temp order would have been deducted from the total, had there been any). Now finally the permanent order was sent to CSE.
Obviously since the permanent order was retroactive and because there had been a temp order, there are plenty of arrears. But are these really arrears when the order had not been submitted for collection to CSE, and at any rate, the NCP did not have a permanent order before now to go by.
Yes, it is true that the NCP never attempted to pay anything, even though the NCP was aware that they were supposed to.
But how does CSE handle a new case like this? Do they automatically calculate interest even though the order hadn't been established before recent? Seems a bit unfair to me. I must be nuts because I am the unaided CP trying to manage on my own. But hey, I am still fair even if the NCP is not. Thanks in advance for your comments.