What Effect Does Children’s College Costs Have On Alimony in Arizona?
The Court does not have the authority to order either spouse to pay the expenses for a child to attend college after the child has turned eighteen (18) years old unless the parties agree in writing to do so. However, the Court may consider the spouse’s individual ability to pay voluntarily or refusal to pay for those expenses when awarding alimony in Arizona.
Many people neglect to address this issue when testifying at trial, so it is important to ensure questions are asked regarding each parent’s intentions concerning paying for future college expenses when dealing with the issue of alimony in Arizona.
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