Child maintenance: School fees

divorce and school fees

Whilst the court cannot generally deal with child maintenance, it can consider and deal with the issue of the payment of school fees and associated expenses.

Often it is important to consider whether or not the children are actually in a private school but if not, whether or not it was the parents’ intention that the children would be privately educated.

Such school fees can be paid from a parent’s income or a capital fund (if available) can be established to pay the fees as they fall due. Some private schools offer a discount if the fees are paid in advance and this might be an option worth exploring for parents and their advisers.

For a consultation with a family law specialist please contact Maguire Family Law by telephone +44 (0) 1625 544650 or email: james.maguire@family-law.co.uk