We share 50/50 joint legal and physical custody by court order. There is nothing in the order regarding education except that both parents have the right to make decisions regarding it. Our son is 12 years old and has always attended public school and has very good grades. Our son does not have any special educational needs. His father now wants to enroll him in private school. He does not want to leave his friends and I see no need to make this sudden change. Is a court likely to order this if this has not been the schooling history? His father earns two to three times what I earn and I have no resources to afford this. I've previously asked this question but didn't feel that the answer received was very helpful.
You will not get an answer you want to hear, you will get honest advice. The main advice being that each judge has his own prejudices, whoever makes the best argument that it is in the best interest of the child and the judge agrees will win, and you can argue that expenses be divided based on disposable income.
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