Our expert says:
Surely you ought to go to the Maintenance Court at your local Magistrate's Court, and ask the Court to consider what amount of maintenance would be appropriate, including but not limited to school fees. The court must decide what the CHILD needs, and would want documentation from you of the costs of schooling, food, hosing, whatever ( include all of this, so that at least his payments could add up to enough to cover the schooling costs ) ; and they would want to see eidence of your income and his. Then the court would decide how much he ought to pay, and he would have to pay it, as he would be in contempt of court if he didn't.
This has nothing to do with whether the child does or does not want to see or visit him --- its the child's privilege to decide that, and he may not withhold maintenance if the child doesn't want to see him. He has all along had a DUTY, legal and moral, to pay for the upkeep of the boy, so don't feel guilty and don't hesitate to go to the Court. It should not be an ordeal unless he insists on making it one.
Bob's girlfriend seems to have it right. Good luck
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