I am currently in the midst of divorce and paying child support for my adopted 18-year-old stepchild. He quit school in his senior year and was going to take his GED which he subsequently never did. After months of doing nothing and right around his 18th birthday, my soon-to-be-ex decided to have him continue his education. The school he's now enrolled in considers him a full-time student but there's no attendance or even a time-line for graduation. My question is how does the court look at this issue? Can I file a motion to show cause due to educational neglect?
Family Law Attorney
It does not appear that your son is really in school. He quit and he is 18 and your obligation has ceased.