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I certainly understand your concern. If the parent was to suspend the payments, how would the child enroll again in classes and pay for other associated expenses? Also, I just want to be sure that this was something as ordered by the court and which the Judge has control over? If you could please clarify these things, I would be happy to answer your question.
The child received a student loan which the mother paid off four years later. The mother is now sueing me to reimburse her for this student loan. The student loan allowed the child to successfully complete a semester and I then fulfilled the rest of my obligations under the court order regarding college education.
Yes, I did not pay for the semester in which she got a student loan, which was the semester after the five failed classes.
I can certainly understand your actions and why you would do this. The issue is that there was an order imposed by the court at the time, which required you to pay. Unless there was a condition stated within the order, that allowed for payments to be suspended, it was not something which you could do on your own. As such, a motion would have needed to be filed with the court, at that time, advising the Judge of the situation and that it is a waste of money to pay for classes, books and other expenses, if the child was only going to fail. It would have been at that time, which the Judge could have agreed and allowed the payments to be suspended or even reduced the amount, until she was able to pass her classes. However, unless this was done, the obligation to pay would have still been required. If she is going to sue you, you can certainly bring this to the courts attention, as well as anything else that is relevant and would/could result in you not having to pay, as a result of the actions of your child.
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