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When it comes to divorce proceedings, there are many things that need to be settled. The spouses should agree not only as to how the conjugal properties will be divided, but also how to deal with the responsibilities to their children. One of the obligations of every parent is to offer support to their sons and daughters, even after the divorce.

If you see yourself in a situation where you have to end things with your spouse, make sure that you know what to do with your obligations as a parent. Both of you must come into an agreement as to who will shoulder the monthly expenses of the children which includes but is not limited to school tuition fees. The primary question to ask yourself is: “Are they going to stay in a private school or not?”

A child sitting in class with a private school teacher, enjoying his work.

A careful study of the current divorce laws in the country will show that there is really no requirement that your child should be enrolled in a private educational institution. However, the judge may specifically provide in his order that the child be sent to a private school as part of the child support. Any family lawyer in Milwaukee Wisconsin will say there is a child support obligation worksheet that can be adjusted by the judge depending on the attending circumstances of each case.

One of the situations where there is such requirement is when the court believes that it is to the best interest of the child to be enrolled in a private academic institution. In such instance, the judge deems it necessary for the well-being of your son or daughter. It is also required if your spouse, during the divorce proceedings, prays that at the end of the trial it shall be your duty to support your child’s education in a private school.

To have a better understanding about all these legal matters, you can seek for the assistance of a divorce lawyer. As you go through the process of divorce, do not forget to talk to your partner about who will shoulder the school expenses of your child. Talk to your spouse about it and agree into certain terms or conditions. When you already have an agreement, you can submit it to the judge hearing your divorce case and wait for the final determination of the proceedings. Meanwhile, it is your duty to give your child what is due to him or her. Both you and your partner must continue paying the school tuition fees pending the resolution of the divorce case.