My ex and I divorced a few years ago and have shared parental responsibility of our child. We also have Final Parenting Orders ( consent orders) and a registered/certified Binding Child Support Agreement in place where it is clearly stated that my ex must pay or cause to pay all private school fees billed by the school our child is attending or such other like school as we may agree that the child attends. We have a 8/6 nights per fortnight arrangement where the child spends 8 nights with me. I get a token child support amount from my ex as it has always been more important to me that my ex covers our child's school fees than to make direct contributions to me. The other day I received an email from my ex claiming that my ex's financial circumstances have changed and that my ex will not be able to afford to pay for our child's tuition or any other private school as of next year. The email also included a link to another school and an invitation to share my thoughts. Neither the child nor I wish for the child to be taken out of the current school. We are happy with it. My experience with my ex is that negotiations are a waste of time; it is my ex's way or no way at all. The costs associated with our divorce significantly set me back financially and I would not be able to pay the school fees myself. My ex refuses to speak to me about our child and only communicates about few select matters via email (I feel he is keeping a record of everything I have to say for potential future legal action). I also know that my ex has a property investment (that was part of the financial settlement) that once sold would more than cover education costs for the next 4 years. My questions are: Does my ex need my agreement to pull our child out of the current private school and/or enroll our child into a public school? How if at all should I respond to my ex's email? Do I need to negotiate and/or have a track record of trying to negotiate in case this matter ends up in court? Would my ex be in contraventions of the Final Parenting Orders & the BCSA if action is taken without a proper consultation with me? Does an email communication constitute a consultation? I really wish to avoid going to court again. It had in the past a significant impact on our child. Is there anyone out there who might have dealt with a similar problem? Any help would be welcome.