Financial Responsibility for Children's College Fund
Most parents want their children to receive some kind of continued education these days. Without quality education or advanced training, a young person's opportunities are greatly limited in our modern economy. However, many divorcing parents cannot decide who should pay for their children's college education, and this is a difficult issue to determine in divorce litigation.
If you are facing a divorce with children who are expected to attend college, Brockton and Plymouth County divorce and college tuition attorney Andrew H. P. Norton can help you negotiate a college tuition clause in your divorce decree that will provide for your children while protecting your financial interests in the process. Attorney Norton has more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer representing clients throughout Massachusetts, including Brockton and Plymouth County, and out-of-state clients.
Dividing Responsibility for College Tuition
When the issue of paying for college tuition is litigated, the Massachusetts courts do not have many hard and fast rules relative to this. For the most part, each party's ability to pay is the most significant determiner, and in some cases, the court will look to the child to contribute something, as well.
"I usually try to handle the college tuition through negotiated settlement rather than in the courts. This allows a greater degree of creative control to work out a solution that will truly work best for my clients. I usually work out a section in a divorce settlement agreement, separate from child support and other closely related issues, dedicated solely to the issue of funding college tuition for the children. This allows me to work out a deal that best protects my clients' interests as well as their children's interests." ∙ Andrew H. P. Norton, Attorney at Law
Contact Hanover Attorney for College Expenses During a Divorce
Call 508-322-7032 in Brockton, 508-746-2444 in Plymouth, or e-mail the firm to schedule a free initial consultation with attorney Norton.