Planning For College Expenses

When divorcing parents go through initial child support determination, they may choose to include college expenses in the child support agreement. Parents may make specific arrangements if the child is close to college age. For younger children, the details may be worked out when the time for college arrives.

With the assistance of a lawyer, you can come to an agreement on how to allocate college expenses. Attorney Lynn A. Cohen has the experience to represent you in these matters. She has been practicing law for more than 30 years. You can rely on her knowledge of child support law, whether you are in the initial determination stage or are modifying an existing child support order.

Including College Costs In Child Support

Under Section 513 of the Illinois family law code, the court may award support for children who are 18 or older. College expenses are one of things that are included in this section.

The court considers a number of issues when making the determination to award child support for college, including:

  • Each parent's financial resources
  • The child's standard of living if the parents had not divorced
  • The child's financial resources
  • The child's academic performance

Attorney Cohen represents parents in matters regarding college expenses. She can represent you in negotiation or mediation. She can also take the case to trial when an agreement cannot be reached out of court.

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