Court Reverses Portion of Alabama Divorce Law

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Montgomery, Ala.

A decision by the Alabama Supreme Court from earlier this month could have an impact on how students finance their college educations.

The Opelika-Auburn News reported that the state's high court ruled Oct. 4 that non-custodial parents should no longer be legally required to help pay for their child's college expenses.

The case, Christopher v. Christopher, began in Limestone County after a divorced father asked his estranged wife to help finance their son's college education.

Now, arrangements between divorced couples financing children's educations must be voluntary.

Stephanie Pollard, an attorney from Auburn, says the decision reversed one of the state's most controversial family law cases.