Divorced parents college tuition responsibilities in California
Asked Apr 12, 2008, 06:37 PM
In my divorce decree done in 1990, payment for college tuition was left up to the jurisdiction of the court. My child is 18 and going to an expensive university in the fall. We have joint legal and visitation custody. Unfortunately, the father exercises no visitation with our child. My question is what does California law state for responsibilities of divorced parents to pay for college education. We have only one child and she has excelled in great academics and has earned her way to acceptance to a top university.
What are my chances in court to get dad to help pay for college tuition and what portion would he be ordered to pay if court deemed it necessary.
I am a full time mom with no income. My current husband supports our family. Our child's father makes over 200,000 per year.