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Paying for College when Parents are Divorced

As the father of a child in college, and of another in high school applying to colleges, I realize how stressful the college application process can be for the entire family.  However, speaking as a divorce attorney, I also know how stressful it can be in situations where the parents no longer live together. Not surprisingly, I am often asked for legal advice by divorced parents when their children begin looking at universities and schools.  One question I frequently hear is: “How much should each parent pay for his or her child’s college education?”

Under Section 513 of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, a parent has the right to ask the other...
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