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Child Support [Nov. 24th, 2009|04:22 am]


Hey Everyone,

I'm new to this community and I need your help. First here is a bit of background. My parents had me at 16 and got married at 17 they divorced 10 years later. I'm now 25, 26 a week from today, and about to graduate from law school. My parents had a horrible divorce and it was hard on my brother and me. One of the most horrible things was that my dad paid a ton of child support but none of it ever seemed to benefit my brother and me. As a result, I've been writing my final Law School research paper on child support. I need stories from adult children of divorce who were supposed to be receiving support from their non-custodial parent. Specifically I'd like to know if you think the child support was used on you or if it was used by your parent and you saw very little of it. I'd appreciate any stories you can give and of course if you let me use your story I won't use your name and or reference this sight.

Thanks so much for your help
;) Jude

[User Picture]From: fifimonster
2010-05-11 03:22 pm (UTC)
I have had some issues with my Mother (custodial parent) and how child support from my father has been used.

I am in my second year of college. When tuition paying time comes around (I go to a state school and I have a scholarship so the cost is nearly manageable) whatever I can't pay get split 50/50 between my parents, even though Dad already pays child support. Mom says she uses my child support to pay the tuition and if I were to receive my child support directly (something my dad wants to do because i am not living in my moms household anymore) she says would be up to my and my dad to pay for my school.

there is obviously a lot of grey area with issues like this, the bill is not always 50/50, and it is in their agreement that he pays a portion of tuition. but alas, this is my experience, thought i'd share.
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