Connecticut’s Post-Secondary Educational Statute
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In the state of Connecticut, the Post-Secondary Educational Statute permits
family law courts to order parents to pay support for their children if
they are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school. This payment
includes support for up to four years of education, until the child reaches
the age of 23.
If you are interested in learning more,
contact our New Haven County divorce attorneys at Law Offices of William P. Burns Jr. LLC.
When Is an Educational Support Order Necessary?
Under Connecticut State law, these support orders can be made to one parent
on behalf of their college-aged child, directly to a college or university,
or to another party that the court or family law judge deems appropriate.
Orders can include payment for educational expenses, room and board, tuition,
registration or other fees, or application costs.
- Before ordering a parent to pay an educational support order, the court
will take into consideration the following:
- Both parents’ incomes and assets
- Both parents’ financial obligations
- The child’s financial needs for their education
- Availability of financial aid, including loans
- Reasonable requests for education
- The history of the institution that the child will attend
Is an Educational Support Order Right for You?
Depending on your child, their educational obligations, and your family’s
financial standing, a support order could make a huge difference. A New
Haven County divorce attorney can help you explore your options and understand
what this statute means in your situation.
It is important that you know all of your rights before you agree to anything
in your divorce proceedings. Whether you are seeking temporary support
or if you child needs a more permanent solution to help pay for their
higher education, Law Offices of William P. Burns Jr. LLC can help.
Call 203.723.9420 to speak with a New Haven County divorce lawyer
about your specific situation.
Schedule an initial consultation today.