As an experienced Saratoga Child Support Lawyer, I am often asked by clients if they are required to pay for their child’s college expenses until they graduate.
- Court-ordered child support, including mandatory and discretionary support items, continues only through a child’s 21st birthday.
- A court cannot order college expenses to continue past a child’s 21st birthday.
- Both parties should consider this issue as they negotiate their agreement and work with an attorney who can assist them in working out how college expenses will be paid past the age of 21– perhaps through the fourth year of college.
Are you paying college expenses for your child and wonder how long you will have to? Contact knowledgeable Saratoga Child Support Lawyer Jean Mahserjian for advice.