Child w/ health issues


#1

Not necessarily. If you took the child to the doctor and you feel that she needs treatment, then get her treated. I suggest a second opinion though on the specialist, since normally those co-pays are more. Why does the mother not think that she needs treatment?
If you are supposed to be splitting co-pays, pay the co-pay and request reimbursement. If her mother does not reimburse you then you would need to go back to court for that.


#2

Have you tried speaking to her mother about this and perhaps scheduling an appointment where you can go together and speak to the doctor? If she is completely unwilling to work with you on this I would get the opinion from the doctor in writing and then get a second opinion to confirm the first. If her mother still refuses to get her the treatment she needs then you should get it and then work out the payment issue in court if she refuses to pay her portion of the bill.

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#3

I took my child took the doctor and she needs speech therapy and to see an orthopedic specialist for her feet. Her mother says she doesn’t need it. Her mother and I are supposed to be splitting co-pays until the child gets on medicaid. Is this neglect if she refuses to have the child treated?