College Education Expenses

When divorced parties disagree as to contribution for college education expenses, one party will make application to the Court to enforce the settlement agreements. Court applications for contribution to college education expenses have recently changed.   a request has been made for college or post-secondary school contribution, the party must attach all relevant information pertaining to that request.

That includes documentation of all costs incurred or to be incurred, if reimbursement is sought copies of the paid invoices or receipts for tuition, board and books; proof of enrollment; and proof of all financial aid, scholarships, grants and student loans obtained, and sources of payment ie. 529 Plans, custodial accounts.   Parents should also be prepared to provide financial information concerning the child applying to college, as the Court must also consider the child’s financial situation.

If you are going through a divorce and have questions concerning college education expenses, contact an experienced family law attorney who can advise you regarding your legal rights.  The Law Offices of Hunziker, Jones & Sweeney handles divorce and family law matters in New Jersey.  Call (973) 256-0456 for a consultation today.

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