Does Child Support Cover School Tuition?

does child support cover school tuitionChild support covers private school tuition or better said can include private school tuition if certain factors exist. Child support normally does not cover private school tuition. In order for a court to order child support to cover private school tuition, the paying parent must have the ability to pay private school. In other words, that parent must make sufficient income to cover their own living expenses, the child support obligation pursuant to the child support guidelines and then have enough money left over after child support to cover private school tuition. If a parent is very wealthy, it will be easier to obtain child support to cover private school tuition. If the parent is not wealthy but the child has special needs established through a professional evaluation child support can cover private school tuition. However, the court cannot order a parent to pay for child support and private school tuition if he or she cannot afford to pay for private school tuition. If a child or children already attend private school this is strong support for requiring the wealthier parent to continue to pay for child support and private school tuition. In order to be entitled to child support to cover private school tuition, there are certain technical and procedural requirements that must be met by the lawyer in applying for child support and private school tuition.

At the law firm of Filler Rodriguez LLP, we take all steps necessary for child support to cover private school tuition if the facts of your case entitle your child to child support to cover private school tuition and we also know how to defend against the claim for private school tuition over and above child support if the facts of your case do not justify child support and private school tuition. Call the divorce attorneys at Filler Rodriguez LLP today 305.672.5007.