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No-Cost Webinar: College Financing Strategies During & After Divorce
July 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
The question of who is going to pay for college can be complicated for separated, divorcing, and divorced parents. In the absence of a court order, there is typically no legal obligation to pay.
Two essential things to be considered: Will your support obligation be affected by contributions to schooling? Or does your receipt of support will be affected by contributions to education?
Scott Levin, ESQ., Divorce Mediator, and Puja Sachdev, Divorce Litigator will explain what to expect, provide insight into how you might avoid Court intervention, and discuss ways to plan for the future if a child is not yet of college-age.
Tanya Aure, CDFA, Financial Advisor and College Planning Specialist, will present strategies for paying for college as well as applying for The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Who pays for the kids’ college if you are divorced or divorcing/separating?
- Should the issue of who pays for college be addressed in the divorce agreement? If so, what terms should be included?
- If your kids are in college, does that reduce the amount of child support that you are required to pay/entitled to receive?
- Which parent should fill out the FAFSA (The Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form?
- Do you and your ex both need to include your assets/income in the form? What if either/both of you are re-married or living with someone?
- What are things to be aware of, and pitfalls to avoid, in filling out the FAFSA form?
- What are strategies you can utilize to increase the amount of scholarships and financial aid you are eligible to receive?
- Which assets are required to be included, and which do not need to be included, in the FAFSA form? Do you need to include your house? What about your retirement assets?
- If you are divorced and did not address the kids’ college in your divorce agreement, are there steps that you can take now to require your ex to contribute?
- If your income has decreased substantially, while your ex’s income has increased, can you take steps to require your ex to pay for a greater proportion of the college expenses?
You will have the opportunity to submit your questions in advance and/or during the LIVE Webinar.
There is no charge for attendance. Advance registration is required. We will email the Webinar link to the registrants prior to the online event.
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