College Expenses

Sussex County Child Support Attorneys

Am I obligated to pay for my child's college expenses? Can I compel my former spouse to share in the cost of our child's college costs? At the law offices of Morris, Downing & Sherred, our child support attorneys can help you answer these questions so you know what to expect when your children enter college.

Paying For College Expenses

In New Jersey, a parent's obligation to pay college expenses is determined by several factors, some of which include whether the parents, if the family was still intact, would have contributed to the costs of college, the amount of the contribution sought for college, the financial ability of the parents to pay, and the financial assets and resources of the parties. Other important factors include the child's relationship with the parent who is being asked to contribute, as well as the child's scholastic aptitude.

When it comes to your children's future, you want attorneys who have the experience and knowledge not only to help you make sure you protect your rights as a parent, but also to properly consider how your child's college admission decisions will impact your financial obligations. At the law offices of Morris, Downing & Sherred, our attorneys can help you understand those obligations, and work toward a secure tomorrow for you and your children.

Contact Us Today

With more than 100 years of experience helping New Jersey families, we are ready to help you navigate the difficult issue of paying for college expenses in divorced families. Contact our Newton offices today or call us at 973-383-2700 to schedule a confidential consultation and learn more.