Saving for College in Alabama?

A guest on Alabama Divorce Questions asked me today whether he can force his wife to share with him the burden of saving for his children’s college education. My answer is that most judges don’t do it this way.

Most judges in Alabama believe, rightly or wrongly, that it’s appropriate to wait until the child is nearly of college age and make the judgment at that time whether the child has the aptitude and the desire to attend college. This means it’s just about impossible after divorce for one parent to force the other to save for college.