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Post-Secondary Education Expenses
Indianapolis Lawyer aiding in Education Expenses Matters
According to Indiana statutes, parents can be held responsible to assist with the funding of their children's educational expenses. At Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., we have assisted many individuals with the issues they face regarding their children's educational future. We will work with you to design or modify your current child support order.
We have more than 70 years of combined family law experience and will use this knowledge to assist you with your concerns. Call us at 317.580.9295 to arrange for a consultation. You may also contact one of our Indiana attorneys online.
Indiana Law Regarding Post-Secondary Education Expenses
Pursuant to Indiana law, trial courts may order parents to be responsible for all or a portion of a child's post-secondary education expenses. The trial court is to consider the statutory factors in determining whether such an order is reasonable. These factors include:
Post-Secondary Education Orders
Typically the issue comes down to a determination of what the family would have done had they stayed intact and the financial resources of the parties remained the same. The orders of post-secondary education vary widely, and the court can order either the child, father or mother, or a combination thereof to pay the expense. For example:
The court can also place limitations on the expenses, such as limiting parents to the cost of a four-year education at an in-state institution.
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In our practice, we have handled virtually every type of family case — from the simple to the highly complex. We know how to handle your education support expenses. For a consultation with a lawyer at Ruppert & Schaefer, P.C., call 317.580.9295 or contact us online. Our firm represents clients throughout the Indianapolis and central Indiana area.