Case Conclusion Date: 09.12.2012
Practice Area: Divorce & Separation
Outcome: Judgment in favor of Plaintiff/Petitioner
Description: My client and her ex-husband had entered into a separation agreement which included that they would split the expense for their child's college tuition, costs, and room and board. The ex-husband failed to pay any portion of the the tuition, costs, or room and board. After we filed our contempt motion the ex-husband paid his portion of the tuition. However, he took the matter of payment for room and board to hearing. The defense argued that since the child resided in the mother's home, there was no room and board. We successfully argued that the court can't insert language into the separation agreement and accordingly, the court refused to limit room and board to costs incurred for staying in apartment or student housing and entered judgment in favor of my Client.