I am not a NCP nor do I pay any child support. I have been married for 38 years to a wonderful wife who gave me two great children. I could not afford to send my children through college after High School. I wish I could have if they wanted college. Both of my children grew up with respect and self tought themselves. I believe that if they would have worked very hard if they wanted college and hard work never hurt anyone.My journey with the Missouri Division of Child Support started in 1985 after I was promised by a court of law that my children would be taken care of with an order of child support. It was an experience that left a bitter taste in my mouth, and I will take to my grave. I was treated like a diseased leper by anyone that handled my case. It was an experience that left me humbled beyond words. It took me about 5 years to realize that the child support offices had no intention of helping my children. I took it upon myself to go back to school to become self sufficient and raise my children the way they deserved to be raised without want of the simple things like coats, hats and shoes. The funniest thing about all of this is I recieved a letter form the Warrensburg office,(where my case was transferred??????) asking me if I knew where my ex-husband was. 21 years and they are asking for my help. I had to laugh. I sent them a letter back asking that they leave me alone, and never contact me again. Do it yourselves people. It was worth it for me. One of my children is now getting ready to attend law school. People need and deserve good representation for many matters, and we all deserve to be treated with respect.
I am sorry the State of Missouri did not give you any help in your case. Now let me ask you this do you believe a young adult should be emancipated at the age of 18? The reason I am asking is because an 18 year old can do almost anything they want, other then drink alcohol. The more I thought about what I said in post #3899, I'm begaining to realize at 18 years of age I consider an adult. They might not always make the right choices in life, but some older adults do the same thing. I think they should be emancipated.