Actually, I am tired of one person holding the money bag while the other parent is scraping tuition together and barely living. How about the kids paying for tuition themselves?? Now there's a concept.
Even though my father died before I went to university, I had to make my own way through school without help. I'm not the only one and many people get jobs, get scholarships and do school even part time and pay their way. Even if my dad didn't pass away, we couldn't afford to send me away, so why should people have to pay for a child that is sent away to school (ie: bigger bucks) rather than go to a local institution? I often find divorce and child payments out of line with reality and often a money grab.
From the article:
"Judges need to listen more to how it makes a father feel when a kid says, 'Don't ever call me, I don't want to speak to you, here's my bill for $20,000,"' Boc said. "It drives people crazy."
Rob's dad was in this position. His parents divorced and his sister moved in with the mother. When it came time for university, he got the bill even though Rob's sister didn't want anything to do with him, except his money.So Rob's dad took his case to court. He said he was more than willing to pay, but he at least wanted some information, a letter saying how she was doing, or what courses she was taking etc. (he had no idea what school she was attending or what program). The courts order her to send her father updates on her marks and progress in school, except these letters threatened him and told him off instead. Again, he went to the courts and showed the letters and hate he was receiving and Rob's dad didn't have to pay any longer.