If you are seeking “Post-Secondary Support” or financial contribution toward college costs, you must file a modification before your child turns 18 or finishes high school. Please review the specific language in your existing order to determine your deadline. The Court will want to know the following information:
1. Your child’s grades
2. Where your child has applied/been accepted and the tuition cost
3. Whether or not the two parents both attended college themselves
4. Whether there was an expectation that the child attended college
The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will not file this on your behalf. You must do this on your own. You can find all the forms you need on the Washington Courts’ website. The best time to file this motion is usually first semester of the child’s senior year in high school.