in the middle of a divorce and child custody right now, the dad got temp custody and me having visitation 1 day a week and every other weekend
Not attending doctors appointment has little to no effect on a divorce or custody case.
You'll need to ask your attorney. Attorneys cannot discuss a legal matter with a party who is represented.
The comments listed here are of a general nature and are not offered to create a formal attorney-client relationship -- that is, I am not, and I cannot give you legal advice here. I am Iowa licensed and, to become your attorney, I need to understand the particular facts and circumstances of your legal question and most likely meet you face to face.
In a custody case, ALL of the parents' actions are under the microscope. Everything you do, from the time of the temporary custody order to the time of the final trial, can be examined by the judge at trial, because they figure people are on notice to be on their best behavior when a trial is coming up. Only someone who did not really care about custody or their children would take actions that are not in the child's best interest during this period.
So not attending doctor appointments might be important, if the same parent fails to take responsibility in several other matters as well. Or if the parent has unreasonable objections to traditional medicine, or other beliefs that put the child at risk.
The above comments are provided for general reader information only, and are not intended to substitute for competent advice from an attorney well informed about the specific situation.
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