Answered on Feb 20th, 2019 at 7:25 AM
Thank you for your question. I truly understand your concern. As to your inquiry about the medical bills, the short answer is that you will likely still be responsible for your share as detailed in your MSA. The answer is not quite so clear in the case of the college contribution, as there is case law in New Jersey that sets forth several factors for the Court to consider when faced with a decision as to whether to require one parent to contribute to college. One of those factors is whether the parent being asked to contribute has been included in the decision making process with regard to college selection, and it seems that you have not been. Every situation is different, and a more thorough discussion of your particular circumstances would enable us to provide a more specific answer to your questions. Therefore, I strongly suggest that you schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney who can discuss your situation more with you and provide you additional guidance.
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