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Agreements Must Be Clear

Divorcing parties should take care to make sure their agreements are clear and state exactly what they mean. For example, in a recent case, the agreement stated that the parties would pay “any other expense related to day care or school.” In addition, the agreement provided that the parties would divide college “tuition.”

In a contempt action, the Supreme Court held that since the first phrase did not include “tuition”, as did the second phrase regarding college, the agreement did not require either party to pay private school tuition. Gaiennie v. McMillan, No. 2012–CA–01772–SCT (5/15/14)