Who Pays for College After Separation or Divorce?
Unless the parties shall specifically address this issue in a Separation Agreement that they have executed and that is incorporated into the final Order of the Court terminating their marriage, this is not an issue that is going to be addressed by a formal legal proceeding ending the parties’ marriage. Under Ohio law, the Court is only going to require that issues related to minor children be addressed and determined in the formal proceedings ending the marriage. Minor children are considered to be those children either under the age of 18, or if they are 18 but still attending high school on a regular basis, until the age of 18. Essentially, the Court does not have jurisdiction to Order the parents to make any specific provisions for the support and care of their children after they are no longer minors.