Who pays for college? – Post majority child support: The birth of a child brings joy and responsibility. For many families the responsibility includes college or even graduate school, for other families, once a child reaches the age of 18, the responsibility to provide financial support for a child ends.
Under Michigan law, both natural and adoptive parents have an obligation to support the child. Child support means the payment of money to support a child and includes educational expenses.
However, under Michigan divorce and child support law, support ends when a child reaches the age of 18 and graduates from high school. Child support can extend beyond the age of 18, provided the child is attending high school full time with a reasonable expectation of graduating, but not beyond the age of 19 ½ years of age.
Therefore, a court cannot order a parent to pay for college. However, the parties can agree to pay for college.
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