College Expenses After 21
Are you afraid that you will have to pay college expenses after 21 for your child? In this video, Jean Mahserjian explains how this can and can’t happen.
Can you be forced to pay child support after 21?
In New York State, a judge cannot order the payment of child support past the age of 21. Because college is considered a discretionary add-on to child support, it would be included in support that cannot be ordered past the 21st birthday of any child. Most children who attend college do not finish by their 21st birthday. We try to negotiate that issue when we are negotiating agreements. If we cannot, and a judge must be involved in the process to make the decision, the payments will not include college expenses past the age of 21.
If your marriage is dissolving and you have children, you may be wondering about college expenses after 21. Contact our experienced Saratoga child support lawyers at Jean Mahserjian, Esq., PC today to schedule a confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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