Under existing law, the age of majority in the State of Alabama is 19 years of age. Under existing court precedent, the Alabama Supreme Court in Ex parte Bayliss, 550 So.2d 896 (Ala. 1989) ruled that the court, in a child support case matter, has the power to award post-minority support for the purpose of paying educational expenses, including expenses related to postsecondary education
This bill would prohibit a court from ordering a person to provide post-minority education support to another person who has reached the age of majority unless the person is mentally or physically disabled
To amend Section 26-1-1, Code of Alabama 1975; to prohibit a court from ordering certain persons to provide for the post-minority education support of another person who has reached the age of majority.
|May 7, 2013||S||Indefinitely Postponed|
|April 18, 2013||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|April 11, 2013||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Education|
|Bill Text||SB441 Alabama 2013 Session - Introduced|