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I was divorced over a year ago and have a 17 year old son who is being brainwashed against me by my ex, who buys him fancy things to manipulate him. Yet he refuses to help me pay for kid's college and wants me to take on all the loans. Then he put my son into online schools against my will. My son is doing the work and says he's fine, but even though I have 75% custody of him, he is being kept from seeing me. I've been told it won't help going to a judge since the boy is 17. I just helped my daughter get into one the nations top colleges, and it is upcoming application time for my son. I want to help my son. What can I do? What can I do to be the best possible mother?
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No, I would like to keep the question open. I don't know whether to try to legally deal with this issue by forcing my son to come back here (since I have 75% custody, or whether to just keep letting him know I love him and am here for him. My ex-husband is really stranding in the way of my being able to help him, but my son (17 years old) wanted to be with him. He had never really had the chance to spend much time with him when he was growing up due to ex's work. I want to do what is best for him.
This does make sense. It was an excellent answer and very helpful. Thank you. I am trying to do as you've advised and will continue to do so. Again, thank you for taking the time to give such an in depth and sensitive answer.