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Child Support College Expense Orders

Fishers Child Support Lawyers Help Clients Secure Bright Futures for their Children

In general, a parent’s child support obligations terminate when the child turns 19. However, even after a child is emancipated at the age of 19, a parent may still be responsible for contributing to his or her post-secondary education/college expenses.

If you want to help your child secure the opportunity to attend college, our team of child support lawyers at Massillamany Jeter & Carson have experience litigating issues involving child support orders for college expenses.

For a free consultation with one of our Fishers child support attorneys, call (317) 434-1490 or contact us online today.

Factors Affecting Child Support for Education

When determining college orders and the division of college expenses, a court will consider the following factors:

  1. The child’s aptitude and ability;
  2. The child’s reasonable ability to pay for college expenses through either work, school loans, and other sources of financial aid; and
  3. Each parent’s ability to pay for college expenses.

If college expenses are not addressed in your original divorce or paternity decree, you should address the matter prior to your child entering college. Under new Indiana law, education costs or expenses generally must be asked for prior to the child turning nineteen (19) years of age. Do not delay in contacting Massillamany Jeter & Carson to address matters relating to college expenses.

Legal Counsel You Can Rely On in Fishers, IN

Here at Massillamany Jeter & Carson, we pride ourselves on maintaining a boutique law firm-style level of client service while boasting world-class attorneys with years of experience in litigating family law issues involving child support. We dedicate our full attention to our clients, and fight tirelessly for a just and fair outcome that serves your best interests.

Contact Massillamany Jeter & Carson online, or call us at (317) 434-1490 for a complimentary evaluation outlining your available legal options.

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