Chef Goes To Court
In this case the Girhippo is the petitioner who has "out of the kindness of her heart" let us know that SD20 is emancipating.
The Girhippo has never followed the CO nor has done anything out of the kindness of her heart toward Chef. She totally screwed him in the divorce; part of that is Chef's fault because he let her.
All she has done was go out of her way to financially screw him and alienate the children, in which she was extremely successful with the help of her family.
If things were right in the universe, Chef should be completely unobligated to pay any child support just on the basis of constructive emancipation by conduct. But this is New York.
These kids haven't seen Chef for, in the case of SD20, 11 years now and for YSS16 coming up on a decade. Earlier on they trashed Chef on social media with snarky comments such as "I did it without you Dad," (fail academically?) or calling him "ghost dad, deadbeat dad" etc.
Chef did try to reunify with them but they adamantly refused with the exception of OSS who is now almost 23. Chef gave OSS his phone number back in 2012 but never received a call. OSS didn't give Chef his phone number.
Hopefully a downward mod will be included for YSS16 which shouldn't be any more than a total of $200 a month based on his present income; currently he is paying $800 a month for the two brats that he never sees. Frankly if I ever see those three ferals again, it will be too soon.
My expectations are completely in the basement as Tog redux will attest to being a fellow New Yorker in GUBM-centric NY.