Boarding School and Child Support


#1

I am looking into a boarding school for my son for his senior year in HS. I have primary custody and am currently receiving child support. We live in Raleigh, and the boarding school is in Winston Salem. If I send him to the boarding school, how does that affect child support payments. My son is currently in private school where I am responsible for paying. I will pay for the boarding school which may be half the cost of his current school.


#2

Unless the child support terms of your separation agreement or child support order are modified, child support will be unaffected if your son attends a boarding school.

If you currently have a child support order, it is possible that the parent paying child support will file a motion to modify based on the fact that your son is attending boarding school. The judge will hear the evidence and determine whether or not there should be a deviation from the child support guidelines.


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