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    In paying child support for an 18 year old who is failing high school, currently in the 11th grade, what are the requirements for requesting termination of payments?
    The 18 year old is attending classes but failing all but two. According to the school website the 18 year old has to have 12 credits to be in the 11th grade and only has 8. After the freshman year he graduated with 3 credits, the sophomore year 5 credits. At this rate graduation from high school will be in 2010.
    The law states that the child has to be attending and progressing towards graduation which he is not doing. The list of missing assignments due to lack of participation is growing and over 50 already. He has missed 8 days of class, after missing 13, he is considered by the school to not have attended enough classes to graduate.
    Is it worth pursueing a termination of child support based on the above facts or wait until he quits school?

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    Originally posted by rbrenj View Post
    In paying child support for an 18 year old who is failing high school, currently in the 11th grade, what are the requirements for requesting termination of payments?
    The 18 year old is attending classes but failing all but two. According to the school website the 18 year old has to have 12 credits to be in the 11th grade and only has 8. After the freshman year he graduated with 3 credits, the sophomore year 5 credits. At this rate graduation from high school will be in 2010.
    The law states that the child has to be attending and progressing towards graduation which he is not doing. The list of missing assignments due to lack of participation is growing and over 50 already. He has missed 8 days of class, after missing 13, he is considered by the school to not have attended enough classes to graduate.
    Is it worth pursueing a termination of child support based on the above facts or wait until he quits school?
    I'm not real sure of what MO's laws are. Howver, my husband had a very similar situation in Fl. The law here is that CS will continue past age 18 if the child is in school doing well enough to graduate before age 19. Although his ex tried her best to hide things, my hubby got his son's grades from his school, when he saw that the son was failing virtually everything and had a huge amount of unexused absenses he gave a copy of the grades to the CS agency and they stopped CS at age 18 because of failing grades.
    If the CS agency is involved in your case you can try contacting them.

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      Missouri Child Support

      Thank you for the advice. He will not be able to graduate at 19. He will still be a junior or less due to his credits.

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      • #4
        In Mo, there is the option of summer school.

        Talk to the school, and they will be better able to give you viable options. Perhaps he needs to get a job and take the GED.

        Nothing like a dose of reality at a dead end job to wake some kids up

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