Separation Agreement - College


Dear SilverLining:

Well, not to rain on your parade, but he is correct. I would suggest that you modify the paragraph to one that allows him to save on a monthly basis for college in bonds or an account when he has a job again. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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My husband and I are reviewing our draft separation agreement. When we got the the paragraph about both parents splitting college eduation for our daughter 50/50, he said he wanted that paragraph taken out because parents are not obligated to pay for college. He took the angle of “that’s just common sense – kids can pay their own way”. Good point. But when he was employed, he had funds from his paycheck that automatically purchsed EE bonds in support of her college education. (extra info: he was let go from that job and neither of us has since been able to save for her college tuition.)

What can I say back to him to encourage him to leave this paragraph in place?