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I was married in 2000. My daughter ws born in 2002. I was divorced in 2007.
We have joint legal custody. I have sole physical custody. My ex pays me child support.
We were each going to pay for half of college--tuition, room, and board.
Since my daughter is going to be living with me instead of on campus, is my ex-wife legally obligated to pay me half of what would have been room and board at college to help defray th expenses of my daughter staying home?
A: No. But your child support payment should not be decreased, as is now the standard for when a child reaches the age of 18.
A: Usually your separation agreement would contain terms concerning college expense contribution so that it the first thing to have reviewed with your divorce counsel. Then there would also be the child support issue and the language concerning same. You potentially need to have a Modification , but again, your divorce counsel or a divorce attorney will need to review your documents and Financial Statements before he or she would be able to make any recommendation.
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