Child Support School Fees

Are school fees included in child support payments?

The answer to this is no.

Child support in Utah is for the bare necessities of a child’s life and having worked with thousands of parents at this point, I can tell you that the child support here in Utah doesn’t cover school fees it’s not going to cover private school tuition, and there are no laws in Utah that specifically talk about these sorts of school fees.

Negotiate school fees during your divorce.

Just as with extracurricular activity fees, like if you know you want to put your son or daughter in soccer or karate or dance, you have to negotiate that separate from child support, separate from other payments.

School fees are the exact same way…

They will need to be discussed and decided upon when you go into mediation, or during negotiation. A good Utah family law atttorney will know to ask you about your childrens school tuition fees, and any other related fees, so that they are addressed as a separate line-item when you negotiate your divorce.

If you don’t do this, then you and your ex are under absolutely no obligation to pay any of those school fees.

Published On: January 22nd, 2020Categories: Child SupportComments Off on Child Support School Fees
Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!
About the Author: Marco Brown
Marco C. Brown was named Utah’s Outstanding Family Law Lawyer of the Year in 2015. He graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2007 and is currently the managing partner of Brown Family Law, LLC.
Contact Us – We Are Here to Help You

Schedule a time to talk with us – we are here to help you. When you meet with your attorney, we will go over your entire case, your children, your money and everything else that’s important to you. Our goal is to remove the fear associated with divorce by protecting your money and maximizing your time with your kids, all within 3-6 months. We look forward to meeting with you!

Call us 24/7 at 801-685-9999 to Speak with a Live Representative
Get A Legal Consultation With An Experienced Utah Attorney
Your privacy is 100% guaranteed, your information will never be sold or shared.

While this website provides general information, it does not constitute divorce advice. The best way to get guidance on your specific divorce issue is to contact a lawyer. To schedule a divorce consultation with an attorney, please call or complete the intake form above.

The use of the Internet (or this form) for communication with the firm (or any individual member of the firm) does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.