Wendell, NC asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for North Carolina

Q: Is my wife responsible for helping pay my daughter college tuition. Me and my wife separate and she is receiving post

Separation and alimony now. The child was 12yrs old when i marry my wife and i had custody of my daughter. And will i receive child credit for her in child support hearing because we also have a 6yrs during the marry and she is seeking support for the child we have together.

2 Lawyer Answers
Adam Bull
Adam Bull
Answered
  • Asheville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: No and no. As your older daughter is not your wife's, she has no responsibility for her financial care. Second, child support ends when children turn 18 and graduate high school.

Because she is over 18 you do not ot get an offset for any of her expenses in college.

You each have an obligation to support the younger child through high school.

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
Answered
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Possibly, if she very stupidly agreed to it in a Separation or other type agreement. Otherwise, no.

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