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Can I Get a Reduction in My Child Support Obligations While My Child’s in College?

Many noncustodial parents wonder whether they can get a break in support payments when their child is away at college. The logic behind this request is that part of what the parent is paying in college expenses is for room and board, which the custodial parent is not providing for perhaps nine months of the… Read More »

Am I Legally Obligated to Pay My Child’s College Expenses?

Given the ever-skyrocketing costs of a college education, divorced parents often wonder whether they are legally obligated to pay college tuition for their children. In fact, New York is one state that does allow a court to order college tuition payments. Domestic Relations Law §240(1- b)(c)(7) states: (7) Where the court determines, having regard for the… Read More »