We are in Texas. We have joint custody with independent rights to medical, etc. All medical expenses are to be split

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Customer: Hello! We are in Texas. We have joint custody with independent rights to medical, etc. All medical expenses are to be split 50/50. Mother is not consenting to speech therapy. Does she still have to pay her 50% of therapy?
JA: Who currently has legal custody?
Customer: We are actually the grandparents with joint custody with parents who are not together. We have primary
JA: Is there a child custody order in place?
Customer: yes
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: i don’t think so
Answered by StephenH129 in 5 mins 7 months ago
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Hello! Thanks for using JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I am an attorney ready to answer your questions with top-quality service. Just a few quick things before we get started:

I’m sorry to hear you are having these problems with your legal issue. I know that can be frustrating. However, we can get this resolved quickly;

I always go for immediate responses, but I am occasionally called away for client meetings. Your question is important to me and I intend to help you to the best of my ability.

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If it is medically necessary and recommended by a doctor, yes.  You would need to take this back to Court to compel her to pay here.  You need the recommendation from the doctor and you need to convince the Court it is in the child's best interests.  I would see this being needed and reasonable.  I believe she would be liable.

Customer
Thanks! This is what I assumed. We actually have another court date scheduled in April.
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StephenH129, Expert

Good.  Get it from the doctors and go from there.  You are in the right here.

Customer
She was actually at the doctors appointment and agreed to it but now day before appointment, she's being difficult. Luckily we have independent rights and can move forward without her consent.
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StephenH129, Expert

That is good.  Then you have a clear case.  She knows better and she is just being difficult and does not have the case.  Bring it to the Court.  I am sorry this is happening.

Customer
Thank you! I appreciate the fast response.
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StephenH129, Expert

My pleasure.  Anything else I can help with or answer?

Customer
I actually do. Is that ok?
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StephenH129, Expert

Sure.  Go ahead.

Customer
Sorry got phone call
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StephenH129, Expert

No worries.

Customer
Our case is newish, 8 months old. We offered to carry the insurance and parents both pay 50/50. When we acquired the insurance we sent the mother log in information to obtain all insurance insurance. This actually gave her full 100% access. With this log in she could print an insurance card, order an actual card for free. She is sending us back to court saying we never provided insurance information. This is all recorded in APP CLOSE, all conversations are in this app. Are we ok? Or are we going to get our hand slapped? Since then we have changed his policy and with the new policy we sent everything via certified mail.
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StephenH129, Expert

You should be fine.  I see no issue there.  I think she is just being difficult.  You have given access and provided documents.  That is a plus.  I think you should be OK.

Customer
Ok we thought so too! She's just unhappy we are involved, but we all know a judge wouldn't grant this if wasn't necessary.
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StephenH129, Expert

Agreed.  It is all about the best interests of the child here.  All parties should focus on that.

Customer
I wish all parties would in our case. That was our main concern, her other reasons for taking us back to court is all in the parenting app. I over communicate, so all good. Thanks again!
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My pleasure.  Happy to help.  Thank you for using just answers.  Take care now.

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