You and your former spouse have a child who wishes to attend college. You know that college tuition proves incredibly costly, and you worry that your ex-spouse will have no interest in helping pay the excessive fees. Luckily, in the state of New Jersey, you and your former spouse both face requirements by law to continue to provide for your child’s education – even when he or she reaches the age of 18.
New Jersey law considers children over the age of 18 unemancipated, meaning that their education expenses will still fall largely on the individual parents. The law will end when your child receives their desired post high school degree, whether the degree is a 2-year or traditional 4-year college education.