My dh had custody of his sons while in another relationship with a woman that was going bad. For his safety and well being he sent them to TX to visit their mom for the summer (2002). The boys have been down there since. I guess it was agreeable that they wanted to stay there. The relationship with the other woman dissolved in 2003 and he wanted his sons to come back to OH. They stayed in TX. In July of 2004 the mom decided to file for custody of the boys - -this was put on hold due to the fact that he was deployed to Iraq. In July of 2005 after his return proceedings took place. He is only liable to pay support of one son - - due to the fact the other had turned 18. Child support is not an issue. The fact that his son turned 18 in Feb. and is a junior in high school is. We just received transcripts from the HS showing that he has only 6.5 credits and needs 15.5 to graduate next year with his classmates. The mom has not kept up on his education - -and we are trying to have him come up here so we can at least make sure that he can get a diploma and some guidance in his life. Well, the son is throwing it up in dh face that he is now 18 and doesn't have to listen to him. Dh is paying child support until the kid is out of school or drops out.
IF he requests to have the kid for the summer - can she refuse or the 18 yr. old refuse??
Just because he is 18 - -is he treated as an adult or as a minor with child support still being paid on him??
We have addressed the issue with him and he says no that he doesn't want to come here - but can it be forced??
All we want is for him to come here - so his education can be put on the straight path.
There isn't anything that can be done with her since she has not followed through with his education - -is there?