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My husband ex wants to send their kids to private when they start secondary but they've always gone to public school.

Answered 1 year ago

They always agreed to send them to the good local public. He will agree to them if she pays as he can't afford the fees plus extras. She makes 3 times as much so my question is, can she make him?


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1 year ago
If he doesn’t sign enrolment/fees forms then he is not obligated to pay anything. Perhaps he can say send them to private and ill chip in here and there WHEN I CAN! Eg: school shoes, top up on uniforms, school photos etc.

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1 year ago
If he's going to do they, get it in writing and signed.

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1 year ago
My friend was forced to pay for his daughters private education. They had always agreed public. The kid went to public primary school but the mum decided she wanted private for highschool. She picked an expensive school and the kid wasn’t academic and didn’t do well. My friend said no but it was forced on him.

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1 year ago
It’s all based on what their intentions have been. So sounds like it was always public. Unless she has proof they had agreed on private for high school, like an email stating that. Good luck

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1 year ago
She can't make him, ie take him to court to make him pay. But the school can chase you for half the fees if mum says he is paying. You need to email mum and the school stating that you won't be responsible for paying fees, excursions, laptops, or uniforms. If you agree to pay you can be held responsible, so it's best to ensure you have a paper trail just in case. I say this as someone who is married to someone with an ex that would lie and have the school chase us for money.

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1 year ago
It's more than just sending an email, saying you are not responsible / paying. Don't sign the enrolment forms. Read all the documents carefully. Private school is a luxury, if she can afford it, goodluck to her.

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1 year ago
Well if she is paying for it I don't see what his issue is?

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1 year ago
She hasn't agreed. Shes insisting he pay half.

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1 year ago
Cry poor and say no

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1 year ago
If she agrees to pay then it shouldn't be a problem. If they dont agree and he cant afford it the next step is mediation or family court. You cant force your ex to pay for private schooling when all along it was agreed they would go to public school.