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The sticky part of the situation is that even though I was the "prime custodial parent", I allowed her to go and live with him (I hated that, but you cannot deny a 16 year old the right to get to know her dad). At that point I signed at the Child Support Enforcement Agency that I would not hold him responsible for back child support, which he was delinquent in anyway. I told him I would not be giving him reverse child support because since the day she was born, I have paid $300 monthly for health insurance for her and since she turned about 14, I have paid for her cell phone bill. Those total more per month than he ever gave me for child support. A clause in the consent order dated May of 2001 states "the parties may from time to time choose to depart from the provisions of this section as future circumstances and the welfare of the child may require; but no such action shall be deemed to amend this agreement unless made in writing with the same formality as the execution of this agreement....Child support shall not end solely upon a child turning 18 if the child is still in school, but shall be continued until graduation but in any event no later than age 20."
I do not want the money for me, but for him to contribute towards her college tuition. Thank you. You cannot tell a child that she should not go and live with a father whom she is seeking to know. However, if she had stayed with me, my financial situation would have provided her a full grant I am sure. Because she chose to move to S.C., she is a dependant of a 2-career household and not eligible for as much of a grant. But they refuse to pay for her school, saying that she should get a job and pay for it herself. He does pay her car insurance on the car that my mother gave to her, but that is nothing compared to the expenses I have covered for her.
As to your question "How much or what percentage?"
"Defendant shall pay $279.00 per month"... I could fax a copy of agreement tomorrow when I return to work if that would help.
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