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Arlington Heights College Expenses Attorney

Barrington Child Support Lawyer for Educational Expenses and Non-Minor Support

Under Illinois law, child support obligations may be litigated as part of a divorce settlement, which could require parents to pay for the child's college expenses. The amount of obligation is typically based upon the parents' ability to pay and is not automatically set at 50 percent for each parent. Determining factors may include in-state or out-of-state tuition, the child's aptitude for college and the parents financial ability to pay for college. The courts may also assign only a portion of the tuition costs to the support settlement and may require the child to pick up a portion of the costs.

Learn More About Child Support and College — Call Us

If your child's college tuition is an important factor in your pending divorce settlement call the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley in Arlington Heights and throughout Arlington Heights, Palatine, Barrington, Barrington Hills and the surrounding areas. Illinois family law attorney Donald Cosley has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in divorce cases throughout the Greater Chicago metro region. We work to find solutions that are fair and make sense for all parties involved. If a trial becomes necessary to protect your financial interests, you will have a proven, hardworking trial attorney fighting to protect your rights.

Voluntary Child Support Can Be Directed to a Specific Purpose

Under Illinois law, child support obligations are determined by a specific formula of the parents' income, expenses and parenting time. The child support payment is paid directly to the recipient parent, without stipulation for how it is applied to the health and welfare of the child. However, spouses may also litigate an agreement to provide a special level of financial support, to be applied to a specific expense, including college tuition savings or other educational costs.

We may be able to help you modify your existing child support agreement to address college tuition expenses.

Contact a Palatine Child Support Attorney to Discuss College Expenses

Do you have questions about child support for college students? We can help. From our office in Arlington Heights, the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley represents clients throughout Palatine, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, Barrington and communities throughout the greater metropolitan Chicago area. Contact us or call 847-253-3100 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Arlington Heights child support attorney today.

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