It's back to school season again! Every new school year begins with hopes and dreams. Are you planning for your child to go to college? What would happen if you and your spouse split? Could you still afford it? Would the other parent contribute to costs. Some states have laws which require divorced parents to contribute to their child's higher education. Maryland does not, however it is common for separation agreements to contain provide requirements that a parent contribute to college education. Before reaching an agreement, you will need to consider many "what if's," such as what if you lose your job, or your child isn't going to classes, etc. It is extremely important to have the advice of an experienced attorney, as the agreement may be enforced even if any number of changed circumstances occur.