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QLD Pay Child Support Plus Private School Fees?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by katiec1991, 9 June 2016.

  1. katiec1991

    katiec1991 Member

    9 June 2016
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    I am writing this on behalf of my partner. He currently pays $150 child support a week and on top of that pays half of the private school fees for his 3 kids which comes to another $100 a week. He does not even want the kids in private school. Plus the costs for when he has the kids which is every second weekend. In total this all comes to $1200 a month. He cannot afford to rent a home so lives at his parents home at the age of 35!. His wage is roughly $800 a week after tax.

    The ex wife lives in a large lavish house and pays $600 in rent alone. She will be re married within the next month also.

    In the divorce papers he signed she had put that he would pay half the school fees. Unfortunately at the time when he signed the papers he was highly depressed and did not even read the papers properly.

    Is there anything that can be done so he does not need to pay the private school fees?
  2. Victoria S

    Victoria S Well-Known Member

    9 April 2014
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    If he has signed an agreement containing a clause that he would pay half of the private school fees then unfortunately he is bound by that. Ordinarily private school fees are something that would not be compulsory payments.
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