Q: My ex wife has filed a motion for Relief after Final Judgement of our divorce. Date of final judgement was 2/24/16
. I am a 100% disabled veteran. I have three daughters and have applied for the VA dependent education benefit (chapter 35) to pay for college expenses. My ex wife wants this to be applied to her half of the tuition that is due. E.g. We owe $8000 this year and instead of splitting that she wants to apply benefit and split remainder. Is this required by law? The benefit is to help me pay for dependents college as I cannot work. The money goes directly into an account for my children. Also, is there a time limit to which she is bound to for filing for relief from final judgement? It has been well over 1 year. While I understand child-support remains open... under what conditions would the judgement be amended? I've read court error, judge error, etc..Rhode Island residence
A: The law of your particular case will be found in your settlement agreement. If there are ambiguities that may be argued in your favor, go over these with your attorney. If you do not have an attorney, that is the first matter you should address. Issues of child support, parenting, and custody remain in the jurisdiction of the family court until the children are emancipated.
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