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My husband who is a divorce attorney has asked me for a divorce. If I do not agree he said he will serve me with papers. I am concerned as we have two children in college and he wants us to sell the house and the children, neither of whom is well ,will not be able to return home to their own rooms. Therefore at what age does he still have to provide for the children?
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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Can you please tell me how old the children are now? Are they both over 18?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

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Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago

Thank you.

At this point, neither parent has a duty of room and board for the child. Because they are over 18, there is no duty to provide housing for them. In addition, child support ends when they are 18 AND no longer in high school. So they would not be getting child support. The Court may at its discretion order partial tuition fee duty to either/both parent(s).

Otherwise, he would have no mandate to provide for them unless he agrees.

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