Order for Dad to Pay Private School Tuition Found to Override Prior Agreement as in Child's Interest

, New York Law Journal

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There is a "sound and substantial basis" for requiring the father to pay the lion's share of the tuition if "private, special or enriched" schooling is in the best interests of the child, Family Court Judge W. Dennis Duggan in Albany County decided.

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  • Daniel Burns

    This is a good reminder to all that an agreement between a Husband and a Wife is not binding on their children if a court does not believe the agreement is in the "best interest of the children." It also demonstrates that any settlement agreement should contain a provision that allows for a revision of the rest of the agreement if one parent decides not to live with what he/she agreed to do with respect to child support.

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