College Costs

College Costs and Divorce in New Jersey

Vincent DeLuca - Certified Matrimonial LawyerUnder New Jersey law, a divorced spouse may have a permanent obligation to contribute towards a child’s college education, whereas an intact couple would have no such affirmative obligation. In today’s trying economic times, the cost of college is a frequently litigated issue in divorce courts throughout the State of New Jersey. The controlling case in the State of New Jersey discussing college contributions in a divorce context is Newburgh v. Arrigo, 88 N.J. 529 (1982).

Factors Considered

As outlined in Newburgh v. Arrigo, a court will consider the following factors when evaluating a claim for contribution by a parent towards his or her child’s college costs:

Villani & DeLuca Can Answer Your College Costs Questions

Villani & DeLuca, P.C. has successfully argued on behalf of litigants seeking to compel contribution from the other spouse towards college costs as well as successfully representing individuals who do not have the means to contribute to the same. Should college funding be an issue in your pending divorce, please contact Villani & DeLuca to further discuss your rights and legal obligations. Call 732-965-3350 today. Villani & DeLuca represents clients throughout Monmouth County and Ocean County.