I'm in an ADHD support group due to DD having ADHD. A mother came in and posted this question:
Anyone have experience with an ex spouse in which you have joint custody not agree with medicating? How did you handle if your custody agreement calls for joint decisions about medical?
Extra info: Custody is 50/50, dad strongly disagrees with medication at this point and wants to seek alternative treatements (therapies, diet changes, structure, etc). Dad is a teacher and has in the past worked with ADHD kids. Dad has been to every single appointment with mom and the child, and has discussed medication with the doctors and still disagrees at this point. Mom wants to just do mediation on her weeks regardless of what dad thinks and assumes she'll just get a small fine for being in contempt of court.
I warned her that she is potentially risking losing custody by just giving her kid medication on her week. I told her that she should at the very least consult an attorney; but should also seek out mediation services and potentially she may have to go to court and get it written into their CO.
What do you guys think?