It takes at least a few months to possibly a year after filing a motion to modify before the case is heard in court. For the sake of discussion, lets say it take 10 months and assume I’m the party who will be awarded support. How does the court determine what I should have been paid during those 10 months? Does the court use the amount from the trial date going forward and just multiple that by 10 months to determine arrears? Or do they come up with some interim amount for the 10 months?
I’m considering a short panel of monthly calculations for the interim as the basis for requesting arrears for the 10 months. Or is there some other more frequent and commonly accepted methodology?