Divorce mother who pays child support

Maria - posted on 03/06/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter turned 18 , she's still In high school attending half a day and will graduate in May, she was 15 when the divorce was finalized . Our relationship has not been in good terms, she enlisted in the army reserves but some how she got out of going she changed her mind, now they tell me she is planning on attending college and I couldn't be happier, but my question is how do I know she is serious about going and she changes her mind and quits middle of semester and I have already paid my half of tuition, she doesn't have a job never had, she makes no effort to try to take responsibility and try on her own..I'm entitled to pay have of medical bills, car insurance ..I get a bill from them often where she has went to dr. I have asked for reason why ..I get no answer I have many times for school records and still have not received then. I travel a lot for my job I am go ne most of the time and my job keeps me really busy and have not really thought about taking it to court but I am tired of paying for stuff I know nothing about or not agreeing on it...it's went to far now. What can I do ? Is it something I can take to court . It's like my daughter is depending on my support she is 18 I feel she is an adult and can try to find a job and I feel I shouldn't have to help her if she is not trying to help herself . She has no relationship with me since divorce, I have tried and I couldn't force her when it was my time to spend with her, from the the start she has spend little time with me.

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Michelle - posted on 03/06/2014

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Most court orders for support would terminate when the child turns 18 so in most cases you don't have to pay anymore. Yes, she's an adult and I'm with you on that she should find a job and support herself.
I wouldn't be paying for her car insurance or anything because having a car is a privilege, not a right and if you can't afford one and all that goes with owning one then you shouldn't have one.
You should be able to contact the school and get copies of her records, unless there are court orders stating otherwise.

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Maria - posted on 03/06/2014

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Court orders tell me I have to pay for insurance on car not sure til when, and court papers also stated I have to pay til she's 21 unless she drops out of college

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