Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
You can be served with papers, you do not have to sign them either. If you are served you have a duty to appear and complain about the papers or the court can issue them without you there. As for back child support, a party seeking relief can ask for anything (just about) and if you are not there, they can and will get it since you did not care enough to show up and say no.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Michael Anthony Wing, P.C. | Michael Anthony Wing
I believe the statute allows the custodial parent to reach back two years from the date of filing, and no, you don't have to sign if the service was "personal service" because the server files a return indicating you were served. Stay well.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Raheen Law Group, P.C. | Wali Raheen
In Virginia, child support is calculated retroactively from the date you first filed for child support. So if there was a filing for child support sometime in the past, then child support would be calculated from that date.
Answer Applies to: Virginia
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
No signature of the recipient is required when a party is properly personally served. Child Support cannot be made retroactive to a date prior to the date when the case seeking Child Support was filed.
Answer Applies to: California