Child support and custody in Archive Posted June 30, 2008 · Report reply "He lives and hor and a half drive up north (three hours round trip) and still continues to pick up the children. I cannot afford the gas to drive up there anymore and am at a loss at what to do." Since dad "still continues to pick up the children," I'm not sure what the issue is with you paying for gas. "Can anyone help?" The only thing anyone on an Internet message board can do is provide information, but you haven't really asked a question or requested any information, and it's not clear what the problem is.