My ex-wife has full legal and physical custody of our 3 children. I am wanting to have joint legal and physical custody. My reason for this is, my ex is a Jehovah's witness and if something happens to one of my children and they need a blood transfusion, she will refuse even if it is life threatening. I feel like I should have a say in my children's medical care. Also, my 8 yr old daughter is in 2nd grade and repeated kindergarten and first grade 2 because she is very delayed. She isn't in any special need classes and there has been no testing done to find out what her disabilities may be. I feel that it is only going to negatively impact her if she just keeps being passed through grades when she is below level at the end of each school year. What can I do to help my children? My ex-wife also has told my children that my current wife, of almost 4 years, is evil, satanic, that she doesn't love them, and many other things. She has also said many things to my children about me and my children seem very withdrawn when they first come to my house on the weekends for their visits. My children have been very brainwashed by their mother and I don't know what I should do.
You need to file a modification of custody in the court that originally issued the order. Legal custody would give you the right to have a say in medical, religious, and educational decisions. Physical custody would mean where the children are physically going to live. I would suggest finding an attorney before you file any motions or attend any court hearings.
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