What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? WI
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I understand that both parties have the right to make major decisions regarding the children and that this includes non-emergency health care. My question is do I need my ex's permission before making any appointments on things that he's already agreed to? Additionally, if an appointment is moved by the dr.'s office & I forget to inform the ex, is he now off the hook bill-wise?
Specifically, my son has asthma & is allergic to many things. He has been seeing an allergist for 6+/- years. Most of the time, I inform my ex of the appointments that have been made. He has never attempted to attend one (he refuses to be in the same room with me unless absolutely necessary - i.e. court), preferring to make his own phone meetings with the doctor if he has questions. About 5 months ago, a standard 'check-up' appointment was moved from its original date by the doctor's office. I put it in my calendar & informed the father that it was moved, but forgot to tell him the new date - I honestly thought I had & just found out last night from reading through pages of old emails that the date wasn't specified. I attended the appointment & informed him about it at the time, including what all had been updated, etc. I sent him the bill as soon as I received it, and never heard back. Now that the bill is past due (I sent a reminder) he is stating that he isn't required to pay for it because I didn't tell him about the appointment before hand - even though I did tell him, I just forgot to include the blasted date.
This just sounds wrong to me .... our MSA states that non-emergency, non-routine care has to be approved 30 days before so that the other parent can get a second opinion or litigate... but it also states that we both have the right to make nonemergency health care decisions which he says I didn't allow by not giving him the specific date ahead of time.
I'm confused - help?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?