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Divorce, Non-Minor Support and College Student Tuition

Divorce and Children in CollegeAs your children near the end of high school and begin looking at colleges, it is important that you and the other parent decide how the costs of higher education will be covered. Belleville attorney Susan Parnell Wilson has spoken recently at a continuing legal education seminar on the topic of non-minor support.Financial support for non-minor children entering college includes tuition, room, board and books. Additionally, other secondary expenses are often at issue, including:

  • Transportation to and from school
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Insurance
  • Living expenses
  • “Startup” expenses, including laptops, furnishings, small appliances, etc.

It is our goal to account for each expense and divide those costs between the two parents.

Lawyer Susan Parnell Wilson has spoken locally on this issue, advising other attorneys on the issue and has revised the affidavits and discovery documents surrounding this issue, for general use in St. Clair County, Illinois.

Support For Adult Children With Disabilities

Non-minor support of a child also includes the care of disabled children over the age of 18. In these cases, the parent who is housing the child may ask the court to require support of the other parent. In doing so, this parent often needs to do careful accounting to uncover the hidden costs associated with having a disabled child in the home. Ultimately, seeking this support is in the best interest of the child and will help the housing parent avoid financial burnout and provide the best possible home for the child.

Contact Us To Learn More

Whether you are facing additional costs from a child going to college or from a change in the care of a disabled child over 18, we can give you the expert guidance you need. To arrange a consultation to discuss the costs of supporting your non-minor child, please call the Wilson, Dabler & Associates, L.L.C. today at 888-449-9575, or contact us online.

Wilson, Dabler & Associates, L.L.C.

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