He is probably just testing your resolve. If the agreement states what you say it does, then I would write a lette demanding that he pay, if he doesn't file a contempt and ask for costs and attny fees, and show the court the letter saying you tried to work it out first but then had to hire a lawyer, sometimes the court will order the fees. Take care and good luck. Don't be afriad of him or the court, the court usually does the right thing. It is there for you and don't forget it is funded by your tax dollars.
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As the cost of college has become such a huge cost, many parents are having difficulty paying for college. Given that you already have had two children go through college it makes me think that you have already dealt with a lot of the issues that people argue over such as choice of college, location and how the decision is made. Does he feel that he had input into the choices being made? Is he a part of the process? Has he suffered a financial setback? As college is a child related expenses it is usually modifiable in the event of a change in circumstance, he may feel that he has a reason to change your agreement. Mediation is a process that would allow the two of you to meet with a neutral third person to discuss these issues and to figure out a acceptable solution. Mediation is often used by parents when issues come up in the years after they have divorced. It would certainly be difficult for your son if his parents become embroiled in serious conflict over his college education.
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