Am I responsible for paying for my child’s college education?
When the parents of a child get divorced, many times a child support agreement is put into place. Typically, that child support agreement expires when the child turns 21 years old. However, it may be extended for a few more years in order to provide the child with funds to pay for their college education. There are parents that do not have much of an involvement in their child’s life and wonder if it is still up to them to make payments towards their child’s education.
The answer to that is yes, the estranged parent still has an obligation to provide monetary support for their child, if nothing else. When the parents of a child get divorced, many times a child support agreement is put into place. In the majority of cases, that child support agreement is no longer valid after the child turns 21 years old. You may, however, be required by the court to continue to make payments regarding this college education.
If you are concerned about the facts and circumstances surrounding your child support agreement, you should contact an experienced family law attorney. Everyone’s situation is different so it is in your best interest to have your individual case looked into by a professional who can help you understand what money you owe and for how long you owe this money.
Robert Pollack is an experienced divorce and family law attorney in Long Island, New York. Contact The Pollack Law Firm, P.C., to set up a free initial consultation.