Archive for June, 2015

Family Lawyers Discuss: College Expenses & Divorced or Separated Parents

The family lawyers at Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC have years of experience assisting families through divorce and support matters. Many divorced or separated parents ponder how to finance their children’s post secondary education. If you are in this situation, you may wonder whether a child support obligation can include the cost of college tuition and expenses. In 1992, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found a parent’s obligation to provide child support ends when the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later. Blue v. Blue, 616 A.2d 628 (Pa. 1992). Many parents encourage their children to pursue a college education and would like to provide financial support. Since the cost of a college education has increased dramatically in recent years, many parents willing to share in the expense wish to enter into an agreement requiring both parents to contribute to the child’s college education. Although a Pennsylvania court will[...]

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