I just rec'vd a letter from my ex's lawyer for a hearing to emancipate my son. The court date is May 1st. I knew this would probably come -- however..... My son went to college last August. All the college expenses (clothes, food, bedding along with a $15K college bill) were all paid BY ME. My son was still 17 at that time! Does anyone know if my ex is still responsible for those expenses? He paid nothing towards any of it. He lives in another state down south, has no contact with my son nor myself and only pays child support. I, being the fool that I am and too nice, NEVER took him to court to recoup the college expenses. I had consulted a lawyer when my son enrolled in college and the lawyer felt that yes, it was my ex's responsibility. I just wonder if it is worth countering this -- meaning, ask for the college expense cost in lieu of emancipating my son. Also, my son "left" college due to emotional problems. He may very well, at some point enroll in County College or some other college down the road when he is well. Or should I say "if" he becomes well. We are going to the counseling appointment this friday -- the following friday we will have my son's diagnosis (part of which, I am sure is due to being abandoned by his dad). Is this something I can use to support my case? Thanks all! Hope everyone is well!