A recent story broke about a 21-year old student who sued her parents for college tuition. Whereas other parents may disagree between themselves who will pay for college tuition, the student took the matter into her own hands and sued them both for the $906 for her community college expenses, and won. She started another lawsuit for the $16,000 she has incurred at her current school, but the judge has not ruled on that issue yet. This brings up a question that is on many parents’ minds: who is going to pay for school? Is it the child’s responsibility? Will the parents share it equally? In the story indicated above, the parents are together, so it was just a question of the parents or the child’s responsibility. But with separated parents, there’s an added complication. A child emancipating or going off to college is a tough time for parents. If you have legal questions about continuing financial responsibility towards a child (including child support and enforcement), schedule an appointment with our experienced family law attorney and contact our office using the convenient form to the right.