HB289 (2007) Detail

Relative to joint agreements for the payment of postsecondary education expenses.


HB 289 – AS INTRODUCED

2007 SESSION

07-0601

05/10

HOUSE BILL 289

AN ACT relative to joint agreements for the payment of postsecondary education expenses.

SPONSORS: Rep. Gargasz, Hills 5; Rep. Emerson, Ches 7; Rep. Ginsburg, Hills 20; Sen. Hassan, Dist 23

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

ANALYSIS

This bill permits the court to enforce joint agreements for the payment of postsecondary education expenses.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

07-0601

05/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

AN ACT relative to joint agreements for the payment of postsecondary education expenses.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Child Support; Joint Agreement for Payment of Postsecondary Education Expenses. Amend RSA 461-A:14, IV and V to read as follows:

IV. The amount of a child support obligation shall remain as stated in the order until all dependent children for whom support is ordered shall terminate their high school education or reach the age of 18 years, whichever is later, or become married, or become a member of the armed services, at which time the child support obligation[, including all educational support obligations,] terminates without further legal action. This amount shall remain as specified unless a legal order expressly allocates the payments on a per child basis. If the order involves a disabled child, the court shall specify the duration of the order, which may be beyond the time when the child reaches the age of 18.

V. No child support order shall require a parent to contribute to an adult child’s college expenses or other educational expenses beyond the completion of high school. However, nothing in this section shall prevent the parties from entering into a valid, enforceable agreement for the payment of post-secondary education expenses.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB289 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB289 Revision: 10579 Date: Jan. 11, 2010, midnight

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