Who pays school fees after divorce?
The family court has the power to make an order for a parent to pay or contribute towards school fees.
Where the parents are married, that power comes from the Matrimonial Causes Act. Agreements made between the parents, before or after separation, can be a decisive factor.
The court will consider how the child is currently or was expected to be educated in making a decision. If the child is not being educated privately, it is far more likely that a court will make a school fees order if there is a clear agreement that the child will attend an independent school.