Child support does not always end at the age of 18. What happens if the child wants to attend college? Who pays for college-related expenses?
It is important for a child to continue with his or her education. Courts agree that a child needs a college education today. Many divorce agreements have a provision for college expenses, such as books, telephone, food, computer, day-to-day expenses – who pays for what, how much?
With today’s economy, agreements are not always solid – circumstances change – people lose their jobs – the money is not coming in. California law does not hold a parent responsible for paying for their child’s college education.
If you are going through a divorce and have a child that is headed to college in the near future, contact an experienced Orange County Family attorney who will explain the impact college expenses can have on your future financial situation.