The man in question (Tony) paid support until 2008. Then I didn't pursue anything because in 2008 I had a job and anytime lawyers became involved Tony would severely harass my mother who still lives in MI. I lost my job in April and have yet to find work - we already were living paycheck to paycheck as I'm a single mother. Given my financial situation, I've told my 16 yr old daughter her dream of being a physicist will have to be put on hold. The cost of college is now more than student loans and part-time work will cover. My credit is absolutely awful and I still owe $32K on my own student loans. I read online that WA is one of the states where support can include partial college costs? Is there any way to pursue reinstating child support and help with college costs?