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Dear Attorneys,

My ex-husband wants to pay for private school, solely for the purpose of virtual learning. If he enrolls the children, would I have to pay for that too? I really would prefer not to have add tuition to the long list of expenses that I have right now. It’s not that I don’t think virtual learning is a great option, but if he is going to be the one to push for private school, I think he should pay for it.


Pressed for Cash


Dear Pressed,

While we completely understand where you are coming from, if you have joint legal custody you would need to consent to your children being enrolled in private school. If you consent to such, you will likely need to contribute to the tuition expense according to the breakdown in your divorce agreement, if it is addressed. If you truly cannot afford it, you may want to have a heart-to-heart with your ex-husband and see if he would agree to paying for more (or all) of the tuition. If you do not have that type of relationship with him, it may be worth it to look into alternatives and present them to him as an option. Many public schools are offering virtual learning as an alternative to regular attendance. This would be cost effective, and still keep your children safe.

Having an attorney in your corner to help you negotiate is always a good idea in these types of situations. Wolf & Shore Law Group would be happy to help you! With over 20 years of combined experience, Attorneys Kristen Wolf & Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore can assist you every step of the way. They are here to help make things easier for you, not harder.

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Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group

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