Pell City, AL asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida

Q: 16yo son lives w/his dad in Florida, is failing 10th grade for 2nd time and is truant. Can I request to terminate cs?

My ex-husband and I have equal rights but I haven't seen or spoken to my son in 3 years. He misses more school than he attends, had an ISS last week and is failing the majority of his classes, for the 2nd year in a row. Dropping out appears eminent. Can I request to terminate child support since my ex-husband is not doing his parental responsibility?

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Assuming that the child support order was issued in Florida, a child's poor academic performance is not a reason to terminate child support. If the child drops out and gets a job the income that they earn could be a reason to modify the child support down. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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