As a parent, one of your primary concerns in a divorce is making sure your children are provided for. Child support helps ensure they have what they need. However, college represents one of their biggest expenses. Who is responsible for a child’s college tuition costs when divorcing? In Illinois, both parents could be required to contribute toward this debt.
In cases of divorce, child support is one of the most important issues that is addressed. Both parents are required to contribute financially to the care of children under the age of 18. Factors the court considers in determining amounts include each parent’s individual income, who has primary custody, and the individual child’s needs.
For children over the age of 18, does child support in Illinois cover college tuition? Under Section 513 of the Illinois Statutes, educational expenses for a minor child may be covered. This may include:
College tuition costs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign total up to nearly $20,000 per semester, in addition to books, housing, meal plans, and other fees. How do you get child support for college costs? This depends on the age of your child at the time of your divorce:
As a nationally recognized family law firm, the Women’s Divorce and Family Law Group is dedicated to helping parents get the financial support they need to provide for their children. This includes college tuition costs and associated fees. To discuss your options, call or contact our Chicago child support attorneys online and request a consultation today.
There are many factors to consider when contemplating divorce, and a pre-divorce planning session can help you begin to plan for a divorce. Please contact the professionals at the Women’s Divorce & Family Law Group by calling (312) 585-6604 or clicking here to schedule a consultation.
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