Do you still have to pay child support if child goes to college?

Do you still have to pay child support if child goes to college?

Under California law, the obligation to pay child support ends at age 18 (or 19 if the child is still in high school). As a result, in the vast majority of cases, child support will not cover tuition, room and board, and other college-related expenses.

Can room and board be deducted from child support?

Therefore, a contribution toward room and board expenses typically overlaps the child support. In most cases, it is deemed to entitle the non-custodial parent to a dollar-for-dollar credit as against child support. Some Courts use a different approach, employing instead a pro rata credit against child support.

What states require child support through college?

The following states have laws or case law that give courts the authority to order a non-custodial parent to pay for some form of college expenses: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,

Can a spouse’s income be included in child support?

Generally, a new spouse's income will not be used in child support calculations. Child support is the obligation of the parents themselves. In determining the non-custodial parent's potential child support obligation to the current spouse, the court will likely take the new spouses income into account.