October 2017 | Article

Child support doesn't necessarily end at 18, especially when education is involved

Special to the National Post  

We live in a time of “delayed adulthood,” in which children over the age of 18 are either living with or are dependent on their parents for longer and longer, especially when it comes to the costs of post-secondary education.

If a family is intact, the parents together with the child can fashion whatever financial arrangement suits them as a family.

But that isn’t always the case for separated parents, who are obliged to provide support to their adult children given the definition of “child of the marriage” under the Divorce Act.

To read Torkin Manes lawyer Laurie H. Pawlitza's latest column in the National Post, click here.

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