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Curtis v. Kline

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
666 A.2d 265 (1995)


Facts

After a man (plaintiff) and woman (defendant) with children divorced, the father petitioned the court to terminate his obligation to pay child support for two children who were college students. After the petition was filed, the state legislature passed a law known as Act 62, which permitted courts to order separated, divorced, or unmarried parents (but not married parents) to contribute to their children’s post-secondary educational expenses, even if the children were over 18. The petitioning father was given leave to challenge the constitutionality of Act 62. His petition was successful, and an appeal was taken.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Zappala, J.)

Dissent (Montemuro, J.)

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