Experienced Alabama Divorce Lawyers
For divorcing or divorced parents, there are many issues regarding children that can arise. This does not only include paying for living expenses and medical treatment while a child is young, but may also include paying for a child's college expenses. Who will pay the tuition, room and board and other expenses? How will they be paid? Who can help the child decide on which college?
Divorce parents may have an obligation to support college-bound children, depending on a variety of factors. At the law firm of Gina H. McDonald & Associates, in Birmingham, our firm can help you understand your rights and whether you may be obligated to pay for college costs in a divorce — as well as whether your ex-spouse has the same obligation. Our attorneys can protect your rights throughout the divorce process.
Learn Who Is Responsible for Paying College Costs in a Divorce
Parents may, of course, negotiate on their own and agree to pay for college expenses. In cases where parents cannot agree, the court may be able to order a contribution from the parents for child entering college. The choice of college, assuming both parents retain legal custody, is one that should be made by both parents and the child together.
The obligation to pay child support may also continue through the college years. It may be adjusted as costs increase or decrease . The laws regarding these issues are complex, and you can trust that our firm will always be looking out for your rights.
Child Support and College Costs in Alabama
Schedule an appointment and talk with one of our experienced attorneys about paying college costs in a divorce in Alabama. We have offices in Birmingham and Oneonta. Contact our firm by e-mail or by calling us toll free at 888-412-9047.