Child Support Obligations and College Tuition

College Contribution and Child Support in Monmouth County NJ

New Jersey courts have ruled  that divorce parents have to contribute to their children’s college based on the ability to pay at the time the child goes to college. This is a separate but not necessarily equal obligation on both parents. What the court does is review both parties’ financial circumstances, after the child applies for all financial aid. There are also several other factors including the relationship between the parties and what type of input the have on choosing the college. It’s also important to know that while a child is in college, a child support obligation still exists. The child’s support guidelines may not come into play and you can deviate from them but there’s still an obligation.

Ocean County Lawyers Help Clients Get Support to Pay for College Tuition

Research has shown that approximately 41% of first time marriages end in divorce and those percentages climb in subsequent marriages. In 2018 50% of married couples in the United States divorce. With these rates at such an astronomically high level, college tuition for child has become an increasingly important and highly contested issue.

It is imperative that you do not enter into a negotiation, or even worse, decide to handle motions to modify child support in order to put your son or daughter through school. Make sure you know your rights and that you have counsel by your side, every step of the way to keep you informed and afford you the opportunity to make a sound decision for you and your family. Any attorney or law firm’s goal should always be to deliver the most favorable outcome to their client, with the lowest level of stress and aggravation possible.

Contact a Brick and Sea Girt Child Custody Attorney Today For a Confidential Consultation

At Bronzino Law Firm, we recognize how difficult these situations can be and that each and every client that we see has a different set of issues, pain points, and goals. We do not offer a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we get to know each of our clients and their needs and concerns in any child support case. We pride ourselves on keeping our clients informed and involved in the legal process, and being able to find creative and unique solutions to any child support issue.

To speak with us today in a free and confidential consultation, please contact us online or through our Brick, NJ offices at (732) 812-3102.