Divorce And College Education Costs

College tuition and expenses have increased dramatically in recent years. This is a concern for many families, and it has become a much more commonly discussed issue when couples with children divorce in Texas. If you have concerns or questions about divorce and college education costs, our law firm in Fort Worth is an excellent resource.

In some other U.S. states, laws are in place and precedents have been set requiring some divorced parents to pay for college. Under current Texas law, however, child support generally ends at age 18 or when the child graduates from high school. This means that you may well want to make paying for college a key discussion point in divorce negotiations.

Questions About Your Financial Obligations And Options? We Have Answers.

Experienced Tarrant County family law attorney Kevin Clark will explain options and help you consider college expenses and other divorce issues. Points to consider include:

  • Many higher-income couples share a mutual goal of preserving college funds as part of complex property division negotiations.
  • Marital or property settlement agreements can include specific provisions covering parents’ responsibilities in regard to higher education costs. We can help you negotiate these issues while guarding against commitments counter to your best interests.
  • Mr. Clark consistently guides clients with integrity on key aspects of planning for life after divorce. We can also recommend financial planners and other experts who will be helpful in this regard.

Dedicated To Finding The Best Approach And Strategies For Each Client

If you are considering or preparing for divorce with children, we will help you thoroughly evaluate the issues that matter most to you. In the vast majority of cases, our clients achieve fair, workable financial outcomes through negotiations or mediation. However, if you believe your case may be adversarial, you will have a lawyer who has been board-certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for more than 25 years on your side.

To discuss key financial issues in your divorce or other family law concerns directly with a smart, compassionate attorney, contact us today at The Law Office of J. Kevin Clark P.C.