Postsecondary Child Support In Everett And Snohomish County
Separated or divorced parents of a child entering into college or other postsecondary school may need to address the issue of postsecondary support. Although payment for postsecondary support is not automatic in a divorce or separation, the issue commonly comes up when the child is of a certain age and planning on continuing education after high school.
At Akiona Law, PLLC, we represent clients who have children and are facing divorce or separation. Please contact us online to set up a time to discuss your concerns with an Everett postsecondary education support attorney.
Will Postsecondary Support Be A Factor In Your Divorce Or Separation?
Traditionally, child support ends when a child reaches the age of 18 (or graduates from high school, whichever occurs the latest). However, in certain cases, financial support after high school may be ordered to ensure that the child’s educational needs are met. Postsecondary support may include payment for:
- Food or meal plans
- Dorm rooms or apartments
- Medical expenses/health insurance
- Other expenses
Determining whether postsecondary support will be a factor in a divorce or separation depends on a variety of factors which may include the age of the child; the child’s needs; the child’s prospects, desires, aptitudes, abilities or disabilities; the parents’ postsecondary expectations for their child when the parents were together; the educational plans of the child; the parents’ level of education, standard of living, and current and future resources; and other factors.
As a parent, you wish to ensure that your child receives the best education possible regardless of your divorce or separation. We can evaluate your case and help you determine a feasible plan to ensure that your child’s postsecondary educational needs are met.