Matos v. Barra
A court can order a parent to make a minimal contribution toward a child's higher education, provided that it is more likely than not that the parties would have provided support, if the parties' marriage had remained intact. The parties were unable to reach agreement about payment of expenses for their child, who has reached the age of majority, and the court conducted a hearing on support for higher education. The court found it was more likely than not that the parties would have provided support for their child's higher education, if the marriage had remained intact. Considering the parties' income, assets, and the child's needs and sources of financial aid, the court ordered the husband to pay $10 per week toward the child's higher education expenses. The court also ordered the wife to keep the husband fully informed about the child's enrollment and progress and expressed hope that the father and daughter will eventually reconcile.