A ruling by the Washington State Court of Appeals* on September 23rd may drastically change how divorcing parents deal with the issue of child support for college. The court held that if the matter is not resolved in the initial divorce process, but rather is reserved to be dealt with later, then the parent requesting support for college may have to engage in a costly and time consuming process. Currently parents have been able to file a motion to adjust child support but the court ruled that the proper procedure is a Petition for Modification of Child Support. A modification procedure is typically more expensive and time consuming than a motion.
If you have this potential issue in your family law case it would be an excellent idea to immediately review this with your attorney. Delays could cost you the college education support.
*In the Matter of the Marriage of Kelly S. Morris v Gregory Charles Morris, 69430-8-1, Division One Published Opinion