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My two daughters are 16 and 17 and will soon be off to college. I just divorced and would like to know what factors does a court look at when deciding child support and college expenses?
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Ah Hi Marilyn!

I just did a quick search . . . it seems that courts look at a variety of factors in determining whether to grant college expense support to an ex-spouse, such as:

The financial resources of both parents (including income, savings, and investments);
The standard of living the child would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved;
The financial resources of the child (including financial aid and scholarships); and
The child's academic performance (whether the child was going to go to college anyway).
Typical college expenses may include: tuition, room and board, dues/fees, transportation/travel, books, medical/dental fees, and general living expenses.

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