He is saying she can under the "Mature Minor Doctorine" specifically she is taking acne medication without my consent. This is a steroid and I do not agree with it. Is this a contempt? Or is she allowed?
If your parenting plan provides "joint" decision making for non-emergency healthcare, then "NO," your "ex" cannot make decisions without your involvement. While this may appear contemptuous at first glance, consider the "best interests" of your daughter before proceeding with something that may cause even more conflict.
If the medication is "good" for your daughter and there is no other reasonable alternative, consider involving yourself in her care and truly understanding her wishes.
If your "ex" is refusing to involve you in the decision making, he is making a huge mistake. Perhaps he is always difficult to work with. Perhaps he is just mean or stupid. In any case, take the high road and put your daughter's interests first.
By the way, under present Washington law, your daughter may be able to receive healthcare without your knowledge or your input. That makes involving yourself in your daughter life and decision making that much more important. Good luck.See question
I just turned 17 and my mom is very convinced that I am sexually active despite trying to convince her I haven't even tried to have sex. She wants to put me on the birth control, Implanon. I'm okay with being put on a birth control because it coul...
To answer your question: NO.
Your mother cannot make you take any medications that you object to taking and cannot control what medications you take. You are at an age where you must consent to providing your parents your medical records, if they want them. The privacy issues have been decided in your favor in the State of Washington for several years. Your doctor will verify this. This may seem complicated if your parents provide your healthcare benefits, but it's still true.
Still, it sounds like your mother is trying to help in her own way. The good news is that she probably loves you very much and wants to help you avoid teen pregnancy. If your mother is willing to work WITH you and you are open to the idea, then be patient (both of you) and work together on the issue. If your mother does not appear to be willing to support you in your decision making, then respectfully and politely let her know that you would love to talk with her about other things, instead.
Good luck.See question
My husband is getting hit with back child support for the past 2 years even though his son has lived with us. When his son was born his name was not on the birth certificate and a parentage test was not finialized until a year later. Does he have...
The statute provides a 5-year look-back period for the primary residential parent to "recover" unpaid support from the other biological parent, regardless of when paternity was established.
From what you've written here and in my experience, it sounds like there are some important facts that the state/courts should know about to prevent your husband from overpaying or being ordered to pay an unfair amount.
This area of family law can be very confusing. An experienced family law attorney can be a tremendous asset to you in figuring out how much your husband owes, if any. Good luck.See question
Our divorce decree states that we are to split all extracurricular 50%. He has not paid any in the last couple years. I know he has to agree to this, which he does, he even helps coach! But will not help pay for any of it. I paid over $3000 this l...
From what you've written here, if your Order of Child Support clearly states that your "ex" shall pay 50% for agreed activities, then he has to pay his 50%, or reimburse you for his "share" if you paid the fees in full, and within a reasonable time.
If your "ex" has already refused to pay or reimburse you for his share, I recommend sending him a written demand for the money with the receipts attached. Offer 5 days to send payment, or you will seek "recovery" in court through a motion for contempt. 1/2 of $3,000.00 is a lot of money. Don't wait any longer to address the issue.
If your Order of Child Support does not clearly state that your "ex" shall pay 50% of the cost of activities, seek advice from a family law attorney about what to do next. An experienced family law attorney will be a great asset to you.
Good luck.See question
I'm a man in the middle of a divorce. My wife left. We have a 12 year old girl. I went to a collaborative divorce atty and had a 50/50 custody weekly parenting plan written up. We both signed it . We also have been doing weekly custody since she ...
From the information you provided, you need to consult with a qualified family law attorney right away. There appears to have been a huge breakdown in the collaborative agreement you reached. That breakdown appears to be in bad faith by your "ex"; particularly considering that your "ex" signed a collaborative agreement and is supposed to be working WITH the agreement rather than against it.
It also appears there are several things that have begun to work against you that you can stop with a qualified family law attorney. It's important you stop the negatives now rather than later. Don't wait. Good luck.See question
My child is 18. Child support was ordered when newborn and alleged father was never found. Last seen on crime stoppers.
From the information you provided, it appears that the alleged father may owe all of the child support to the time your child turned 18-years old or graduated from high school; typically, whichever was later. That is probably a lot of money and this issue is very important to you and your child.
In Washington, you are entitled to collect child support for 10 years after your child turned 18-years old. If you file for and obtain a judgment for the amount owed, that judgment can earn interest. There is also the very real possibility that your judgment will collectable be for up to another 10 years beyond that.
A qualified family law attorney can help you understand your rights in collecting past due child support. Good luck.See question
So my ex moved out of the country over 3 years ago and has had no contact with the children. When I originally filed my parenting plan during the divorce he signed off on being there or being apart of it. Not knowing what I was doing at the time I...
From the information you provided, you can file court actions to change your parenting plan and the names of your kids. Keep in mind that you will have to properly "serve" your "ex" with each court action. That means your "ex" will be (and should be) fully aware of what you are doing.
Given that your "ex" has not seen the kids in 4 years and he has not parenting plan providing time with the kids for him, you can rest assured that he isn't going to show up and demand time with the kids. He, too, would have to file to modify your parenting plan. After this long, he'd undoubtedly be required to successfully complete a program of "reunification counselling in order to spend time with your kids.
Often times, name changes are an indication of desire to adopt. As with the court actions above, you can file an adoption action with the Courts. That will require "service," too.
A qualified family law attorney can be a tremendous asset to you in discussing all of your options before you move forward. Good luck.See question
I have custody of my kids they visit their dad on weekends he just got a new job and move to guys from his new job into the home I asked to get a background check and he refuses custody of my kids they visit there dad on weekends he just got a new...
From the information you provided, you should do something about this immediately. You should know the background of anyone providing care for your kids. The kids' "dad" should willingly provide information about these people, including full names and birthdays. If he won't, seek a court order making him provide the information before he sees the kids again. Don't wait. Do it right away.
For the background checks, if you know the full names and birthdays of the people in question, you can check the Washington State Court records online, or you can hire an attorney with access to the Judicial Information System. You can also check their Washington State Court records history.You can pay a fee to the Washington State Patrol and get a report on each person, too.
Good luck.See question
A couple has a house in their joint name and its fully paid off which has equity of about 120k ...they are considering divorce but can not sell the house immediately and divide half equity each...they agree to split half but at present house is no...
From the information you provided, it's likely that the value of the house will be split equally for both people. There are a number of requirements in "dividing" the value of the house upon divorce, separation, or in the future; too many to describe here, but it's not complex. A good family law lawyer can explain your options quickly and effectively and probably help you reach a written agreement when you're ready. Good luck.See question
My license was suspended for child support, I have been working for the costodial parent in Leiu of support payment. I cannot seem to get ahold of support officer and it has been over a week. When I talked to him last he said I would have to sign...
I am so sorry that you are going through such tough times.
The Order of Child Support requires that you make your payments and have proof of your payments. If you are "working" for the custodial parent in lieu of payments you must be able to show written proof of the agreement to do so and the value you two have agreed upon so that the "amount" of payments can be clearly shown to DCS. It is expected that both you and the custodial parent sign something about the agreement to make it "official."
The only reasonable ways to remove your license restrictions are to pay the debt or sign the statute of limitations waiver. That means that DCS can collect child support beyond the normal 10 years limit after the youngest child turns 18 years old. Work closely with your DCS representative to establish good communications and a good working relationship. At times, this can go a long way to helping you with your situation.
If you are homeless and are working for the motel you live in to pay your rent, it would appear that you may want to modify your future child support payments. There will be considerations of your employment status (voluntarily underemployed, etc.), but you may be able to lower your monthly amount.
By the way, you should have a similar written agreement with your "landlord" for the work you are doing for them, too. That may seriously impact your rights as a "tenant" later on.See question