Lisa - posted on 02/10/2011 ( 23 moms have responded )
I am a single mother with a son that has Aspergers. He will be graduating in June and then going on to full time college in the fall. I have been raising him alone since he was in kindergarten. I only fought for child support 3 years after my separation for fear that his father would attempt to hurt me. It was a very scary time for me but it all worked out. His father has been planning a party when our son graduates because child support is coming to an end. He said that it has been hindering his life and it’s not fair for him to have to pay all that he does but he knows that it all goes to his son. He made me promise not to continue child support at all if I am legally allowed to. Since that conversation I lost my job after 8 years and I am living off of unemployment.
I had gotten a letter the other day from domestic relations saying that child support is coming to an end and I filled it out and included that my son was disabled. Today I got the letter, it was a copy of the order to sue my ex husband.
My question is, with my son being unable to work due to Aspergers Syndrome and with me registering him into college as a full time student, does child support legally continue? Also, is it right for me to pursue it after I said I would not? I don’t know what to do because he will demand that I drop it. Please tell me what you think.