Child Support and Post-Secondary Education

January 21, 2016Articles Divorce Magazine

Courts in New Jersey have long held that a college education is necessary for a child, and that financially capable parents should fulfill this need by contributing to the cost of a wide range of college-related expenses including, but not limited to: tuition, room and board, books,and mandatory fees. As a result, and in a manner akin to child support, parents cannot bargain away the obligation to provide for a child’s college education during divorce proceedings.

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