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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 203.930.1600 to speak with a New Haven County divorce lawyer about your specific situation. Schedule an initial consultation today.

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for You & Your Family

If you feel anxious or stressed about the upcoming legal process, do not think that you are alone. Most clients come to our firm feeling as though the family law process is weighted against them. Our New Haven County divorce attorneys have the experience and skill needed to stand up for your rights and help guide you to the most favorable resolution possible. Whether you are a father or mother, we work tirelessly to make sure gender does not play a role in the final decisions regarding your divorce or custody arrangement.

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