Q: My ex stopped taking our child to therapy. Our orders state that she and I both have joint legal custody and must make medical decisions together. My ex refuses to discuss why she removed our child. I spoke to the psychiatrist who said that she tried to reschedule the cancelled visits but my ex will not return the psychiatrist calls. The psychiatrist recommends my child continue therapy. Can I file that my ex is not following the order?
A: David’s Answer: First, I’d advise to send a “default notice letter” – more specifically, correspondence which notes the apparent violation & requests an explanation. If she either ignores same, or provides an insufficient excuse, file your petition. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Child Custody attorney for a full assessment.