Woodridge, IL asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Minnesota

Q: My ex-wife has enrolled our children in counseling. Can she do this without my legal consent?

We have joint legal and physical custody. I have asked her for the reason why she has them in counseling and she will not provide any information. My children are under my insurance and I have not consented to them being treated for this non emergency medical treatment. Can she legally continue without my consent? Do i have the right to contact the counselors and cancel any appointments?

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D. Patrick McCullough
D. Patrick McCullough
Answered
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You may not wish to cancel any appointments until you first consult with the counselor to see if your children need counseling; however, unless your Divorce Decree provides otherwise, if you have joint Physical and Legal custody, your X should not enroll your children in counseling without your consent.

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