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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Alabama Supreme Court on Child Support for College Kids


A recent Alabama Supreme Court decision could have a significant financial impact on future college students and their families.

On Oct. 4, the Supreme Court ruled 6-2 in Christopher v. Christopher that non-custodial parents are no longer required to help pay their child’s college expenses.

In 2010, Christopher v. Christopher originated in Limestone County after a divorced father asked his wife to help pay for their son’s college costs. A court ordered the mother to pay 25 percent of the costs, and the decision was upheld by the Court of Civil Appeals before it went to the Supreme Court.

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