Separated in May of 2011. In April of 2012, ex-husband was arrested and began a 7 year prison sentence in August 2012. I was granted an Absolute Divorce in October of 2012. Prior to him going into prison, we had not established any set child support between the 2 of us. From May 2011 until April of 2012, he had been paying all the household bills, mortgage, utilities, insurance etc. At the time of the separation, I had been a stay at home mom with no income. Since April 2012 I have been the sole financial provider for our 3 children, who were ages 16, 15 and 13 at the time of his arrest.
He will be eligible sometime in 2017 to begin work release and will be receiving a taxable income. Am I allowed to (a) file for back child support for all three of our children for the years he was incarcerated and/or (b) file for current child support for my 17 year old who is a senior in high school and my 19 year old who is a freshman in college?
Thank you in advance for any guidance you can give me.