Good Day My fiance has been paying maint...

Asked by Annie on 09-02-2021 16:18:59
Question posted in the Family Law category relating to Gauteng

Good Day 

My fiance has been paying maintenance every month R5k, during lockdown as advised by his lawyer het only paid a % of what he got paid due to covid, he paid R3k 

Out of the blue the school phones him today the schools fees are behind by R18k and they are going to sue him and the mother 

But his maintenance amount includes school fees every month, now they tell him there's nothing he can do?

Answer to the Question

Posted by Att. Patrick on 10-02-2021 12:22:34

Hi there,

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The school is entitled to sue either of the parents for school fees, even if there is an agreement that the father will pay maintenance to the mother and the mother must actually pay the school.

It is a tough position to be in. 

Perhaps the father must settle with the school directly, and then deduct that money off the next couple of maintenance payments?

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