Posts Tagged ‘College Support’

A switch in justices revives previous South Carolina law on college support

Less than two years ago, the South Carolina Supreme Court, in Webb v. Sowell, 387 S.C. 328, 692 S.E.2d 543 (2010), overruled Risinger v. Risinger, 273 S.C. 36, 253 S.E.2d 652 (1979) and its progeny, and held that South Carolina case law allowing the family court to require divorced or unmarried parents to contribute college […]

Should parents ever agree to court-ordered college support in South Carolina?

Even before Webb v. Sowell, 387 S.C. 328, 692 S.E.2d 543 (2010), overruled Risinger v. Risinger, 273 S.C. 36, 253 S.E.2d 652 (1979), and held that it was unconstitutional to require unmarried parents to provide college support for their adult children when there was no similar obligation for married parents, I uniformly discouraged my clients […]

South Carolina Supreme Court holds that requiring parents subject to child support order, but not other parents, to contribute to their children’s college expenses violates equal protection

N.B.: On March 7, 2012, in McLeod v. Starnes, the South Carolina Supreme Court overruled Webb v. Sowell and the South Carolina Family Courts can again order unmarried or divorced parents to contribute college support for their children.  See A switch in justices revives previous South Carolina law on college support The April 19, 2010 Supreme Court decision in Webb […]

 

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