Father wrongly ordered to pay cost of private university
- September 24, 2015
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(The Indiana Lawyer) – A trial court wrongly ordered a father to pay college costs for his daughter based on the cost of a private university, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
The appeals panel sent the order back to a Hamilton County court to calculate father’s educational support for his child who attends Butler University, the annual cost of which is about $49,000, according to the record in In re the Paternity of Makayla Lauren Pickett, Gregg Roberts v. Shonda Pickett, 29A02-1501-JP-9. Student Makayla Pickett’s actual first-year cost with scholarships, grants and aid is about $23,000. That amount would have been about $11,000 had she attended Ball State University, where she also had been (More…)