Ind. Code § 31-16-6-2

Current through P.L. 1-2024
Section 31-16-6-2 - Expenses for child's education and health care; Title IV-D fees
(a) The child support order or an educational support order may also include, where appropriate:
(1) amounts for the child's education in elementary and secondary schools and at postsecondary educational institutions, taking into account:
(A) the child's aptitude and ability;
(B) the child's reasonable ability to contribute to educational expenses through:
(i) work;
(ii) obtaining loans; and
(iii) obtaining other sources of financial aid reasonably available to the child and each parent; and
(C) the ability of each parent to meet these expenses;
(2) special medical, hospital, or dental expenses necessary to serve the best interests of the child; and
(3) fees mandated under Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 651 through 669).
(b) If the court orders support for a child's educational expenses at a postsecondary educational institution under subsection (a), the court shall reduce other child support for that child that:
(1) is duplicated by the educational support order; and
(2) would otherwise be paid to the custodial parent.

IC 31-16-6-2

Pre-1997 Recodification Citations: 31-1-11.5-12(b); 31-1-11.5-12(c).

As added by P.L. 1-1997, SEC.8. Amended by P.L. 2-2007, SEC.361.