Well, I had done some research, and wondered if it would be coming since SS will be turning 18 at the end of April - the "Emancipation Inquiry" - sent to BM and copied to DH. Although I am actually pleasantly surprised the Domenstic Relations office was on top of it, considering they stand to lose...
You may remember my situation - SS is living overseas with BM and military SF. He has been failing most classes for the last approx. five years, and according to BM will have at least two or three more years of school before he can graduate - of course that was IF he chose to miraculously buckle down and apply himself all of a sudden this year, and that is not happening.
The Emancipation Inquiry asks for date that the child will turn 18 and the date of graduation from high school. Unfortunately, it doesn't ask how much longer the kid will have in high school - it doesn't specifically say "projected" date of graduation from high school, so they will have no idea this rediculous situation is going on. I don't think that the intention of the "C.S. until 18 or graduation or whatever comes later" rule in PA was to encourage the hope that the kid will not graduate in a timely manner. I don't know if that's her game for certain, but I guess we'll see. It is not conceivable at this point that he will graduate, but she can go on with this as long as he stays in school. And we won't even know if he quits unless either one of them chooses to tell us! Although we didn't PUSH the issue (DH isn't that type), the overseas school has not been forthcoming with information to give to a "non-sponsor." I wonder how long the school will let a student go on failing...will they allow a 20- or 21- year-old kid in high school?
BM did tell DH that she told SS that she can't actually make him go to school after he turns 18, so we'll see.
I'm just venting, I guess. What a sad situation. He has his father's intelligence (high), but he's just got his mother's laziness, it seems! If he had chosen to apply himself, he would have had a completely free college education through my work. What a waste!
Thanks for listening.
Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the tests first and the lessons afterward.