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If you can't afford it without his child support then don't do it. You dont want to pull your kid out in a few years as it gets more expensive because you cant afford it. There's not much difference between private primary and public primary, they are literally identical programs. j would opt for public primary, private high school as that is where the difference can be seen.
It won't increase because child support does not take private education into account. You need to get an agreement written up by a lawyer. I think it's common to do 50/50 of private school fees. But then if he has no care he could say no.
Please disregard all other answers this is correct info. If both parents agree on a private school education then u call child support and ask for an amendment of yr cs amount. There are several reasons that can apply here eg extra medical cost like braces and also education cost. Or...you can keep the same cs arrangement and work out the fee percentage u each pay privately. If u are amiable i wd start with that but if things ever go sour you can still do an amendment.. ...if yr ex changes their mind it doesn't matter they will be assessed on the amendment as long as u have some proof that they ever intended on private school education
my Twins names were down at a private school from one week old.
In court he was not ordered to pay any private school fees. They also took into account that they had not auctually started school yet. Might have been different if they were in say year 11 and almost finished schooling.
They also take into account that the other party needs to live themselves, possibly support other children. Not to forget they could loose their job or reduce hours to look after other dependents.
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It can get tricky with extra money on-top of child support. Work out how much it will cost and ask for his half before you commit to it. I have two step sons and we never agree to pay for extra things in writing. Mum just lets us know what they need and we buy it or pay for it.
You would have to do a legal agreement (not necessarily requiring his agreement). If you both agreed on private school when together the court etc can enforce higher child support. However, that would be difficult to prove.
I’ll be keeping finances seperate from my new partner for this reason. He can pay half of our household and what ever he sees fit for his kids.
I chose public primary for my kids so I can afford extras like holidays. If he wants to bring his kids on holiday, more the merrier although can can pay for half too. Depends on priorities and you need to remember his priorities might change in the future.
If Dad has no care he can credit any private school fees he pays towards his child support payments, if he is paying through the agency, they are called prescribed non agency payments.
When you sign the school forms it will have a section with whose paying how much % and both parties have to sign. I pay 100% for 1 child, and 50% for the other.
An agreement doesn’t mean shit if he doesn’t pay. From what I have heard the school sends each parent their half of the bill you don’t see the money. If he doesn’t pay you get the option to pay his part or change schools.
Take into account uniforms often cost a lot more and you may now or at some point in the future be left with that bill.
A number of things could happen that could result in you loosing the $350 month let alone school fees.
My kids are public with an education account set up for high school.