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skye

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Court order...question
« on: Jul 14, 2004, 10:01:20 PM »
" Father shall have primary Physical custody, with mom enjoying visitation as follows"

Is this Joint custody?

Can Mom make appointments on time that is not hers and demand we meet her halfway to do it?

Children have had same Dr's for 4 years and mom has never once called or talked to any of them.


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RE: Court order...question
« Reply #1 on: Jul 14, 2004, 10:07:32 PM »
>" Father shall have primary Physical custody, with mom
>enjoying visitation as follows"
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>Is this Joint custody?

Joint custody is the joint right of both parents to make major decisions regarding the child(ren)'s health and welfare. Your posted order says that father shall have primary physical custody, the implication being that the the mother has secondary physical custody. Physical custody is the right to make day-to-day decisions regarding the child's health and welfare. Because your posted order says nothing about joint custody, the answer to your question is: I don't know -- not enough facts.

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>Can Mom make appointments on time that is not hers and demand
>we meet her halfway to do it?

If you mean, can mom make appointments for the CHILD, that are to occur during your exercise of parenting time, then then answer is yes. And, you can ignore them.

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RE: Court order...question
« Reply #2 on: Jul 15, 2004, 07:03:15 PM »
Father shall have primary Physical custody, with mom
enjoying visitation as follows: every Thursday from 8am to 8pm and every other saturday from 9am - 8pm.

Father shall have child tested for ADHD and share the results with mom....


That is ALL it says as to custody or DRs...

Now child was tested 2 years ago and has been on meds for a year and a half.. she is demanding now to take him to a different dr, refusing his name to dad and wanting to do this on our time ... she says its joint custody and he HAS to do it.... the order stated Joint and she appealed and the apellent (sp?) judge wrote it out this way.  

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RE: Court order...question
« Reply #3 on: Jul 15, 2004, 07:39:34 PM »
"Appellate "Judge. The person who appeals is the "appellant." The person who resists the appeal is the "appellee."

Anyway, if you have proof that you had the child tested, then you have satisfied the requirements of the order, and that's that. Still, you must try to act in the child's best interests, and that may mean having the child tested again -- I don't know enough of the circumstances to comment. However, there's no particular requirement that you change your schedule to accomodate the other parent's setting of an appointment.


 

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