Children grow up so fast, don’t they? It can seem as though one day you are getting them ready for kindergarten and the next you are helping them with their college applications. Hopefully you were able to save for that college education as the years flew by. Hopefully your marriage stayed happy and healthy, too, but if you are like many couples facing the prospect of an empty nest, you may be considering divorce. You and your spouse most likely discussed your child or children’s education many times—Ivy League daydreams and late night chats about full scholarships, or realistic talks about state schools and savings accounts. But, you probably never thought about how you would pay for college if you were no longer together.
Even if your children are young, when you divorce, college costs are something you should plan for. Child support payments usually stop once the child is legally an adult, and generally neither parent is legally obligated to contribute financially to their children’s college education. Be sure to include college tuition and related expenses in your divorce agreement.
At the Law Offices of Mary Grace Condello, our goal is helping you reach a favorable divorce settlement and that includes making sure that your children’s education is planned for. Call our Brooklyn law offices at (718) 758-5480 to schedule a confidential consultation.