April 15, 2021

Justice gives the reason to a father who did not want to pay for his daughter's private university

Justice gives the reason to a father who did not want to pay for his daughter's private university


The Provincial Court of Barcelona gives the reason to the divorced father who she refused to pay her daughter the expenses derived from the private university in which the young woman wanted to develop her undergraduate studies. The sentence has established that, although the girl did not reach the cut grade necessary to enter the public university, this expense is considered as extraordinary and not as mandatory.

The context that surrounds this situation is that of a divorced couple, in which, by mutual agreement, the father decided to keep the custody of the minor child, and the mother decided to take care of the older one. In the custody agreement, it was agreed that the amount of the pension that the eldest daughter would receive, on the part of his father, would be 200 euros per month. However, the father made a request in which he alleged that each of the parents assumed the expenses of the children who lived with them, but this request was rejected. In this way, it was finally established that since the father's economic capacity was greater (he charged 200 euros more than his ex-wife), the pension that would have to pass to his daughter would be higher.

However, the court does not recognize as compulsory the expenses derived from the private university that would amount approximately to 7,000 euros of registration plus transportation. The father refused to pay for half of his daughter's university studies on the grounds that "he could not afford this high amount." In his defense he stated that it is not that he did not want his daughter to study, but that his economic situation did not allow it, and even proposed to sell an apartment owned by the couple and pay for the studies with the money obtained from the sale.

This would be the decisive reason why the court has determined the non-obligation of the father to assume these cats, because "it would be justified". In addition, it establishes that the 7,000 euros of enrollment exceed the "economic level" of the family in an "important way".

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