I am the non-custodial parent of 3 children. I have joint legal custody with 3 days/wk parenting time. I'm current with child support payments. For no apparent reason, my eldest moved out in his senior of high school to stay with the custodial parent and hasn't spoken to me in over a year. He has completely shut me out of his life. He didn't inform me when he got his driving permit and license, or acceptance into college, or anything else. He also hasn't asked for any assistance with college expenses, so I presume the other parent is paying for everything. Given this, would I be successful in petitioning the court to declare him emancipated because he does not want a relationship with me? I have attempted to maintain a relationship, but he does not want one with me. My divorce settlement stipulated that I will pay my part of his college expenses (about 65%), but he has kept me in the dark about his college plans, and I learned of them through my 2nd son. My concern is that by filing such a petition, I might be rocking the boat and forced to fully comply with my divorce settlement by paying for my share of his college expenses and other things when it's actually cheaper for me to simply continue paying child support for the next 4 years. I still have reasonable relationships with my 2nd and 3rd sons despite the parental alienation that was reported by a court appointed psychologist. Thank you.