Family income goes down after a divorce. What does this mean for kids' education?

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  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    May 20, 2019 7:26 a.m.

    Degraded family finances obviously negatively impact education opportunities in a statistical way. Divorce also has many other negative impacts on the psychology of the child. That is why every significant religion discourages divorce and encourages faithful traditional marriage.

    These things are mysteries ?

  • WallE Walla Walla, WA
    May 19, 2019 10:57 p.m.

    Divorce rips apart so much more than the finances. It takes time to recover.

    Kids who understand that their education is a tool and are willing to make the investment will continue to get their higher education. Those without a goal involving education will do something else "easier" in the short run. That shows up in the "non-white" vs. "white" statistics. Presumably the "non-white" generally have more obstacles regardless of normal family income.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    May 19, 2019 7:40 p.m.


    Kids can work themselves through,- for higher education, no matter what situation their parents are in.

    May 19, 2019 5:14 p.m.

    The government should not determine the finances of a couple, married or divorced. Alimony and child support mandated by the state is fascist.

    And i am happily married with kids. Heaven forbid if we were to separate it would be the responsibility of myself and my wife to care for the kids, not a fascist and over-reaching nanny state.

  • Thomas Thompson Salt Lake City, UT
    May 19, 2019 7:39 a.m.

    In most divorce cases involving a stay-at-home mother, the courts attempt to put her in the same financial position she would have been without the divorce. Sometimes this works out; sometimes it doesn't. But an ex-husband who fails to pay alimony and child support may be subjected to some very harsh punishments including, in appropriate circumstances, jail time. So he's usually quite motivated to pay those things if he has the resources to do it.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    May 18, 2019 10:28 p.m.

    Parents need to support their children during a marriage and after a divorce. They brought them into the marriage and they are responsible to provide for them. Too many ex-spouses move on, have more children, and forget they have responsibilities to the previous children including financial. If everyone paid their child support, put their children's happiness and success first, a lot more children would do a lot better. If they don't want the financial and other obligations of children than don't have any. It all comes down to this.