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Question: My Ex is a homeopathic practitioner and refuses to allow our daughter to see a psychologist for a phobia and psoriasis. She has more money than I do and threatens to sue me if I take her to doctors. What can I do?

Answer: Unfortunately this is difficult to assess. In Arizona, generally both parents have equal legal rights to a minor child, unless there is a court order stating otherwise. Your question is unclear as to whether you and your "ex" were previously married and are now divorced or whether you had a child together without being married.  If you are divorced, the court would have entered orders regarding legal decision making and custody of the child.  If so, you have the right to go back to court and ask the court for a custody modification.  The court makes custody decisions based on best interest of the child.  Medical needs of the child will be carefully considered by the court.  No one can guarantee a party will file a lawsuit and obtain the result they seek. If there are not any orders in place you can seek temporary orders from the court so as to outline the rights of each parent. I am sorry this not very fruitful. This particular situation is better navigated by seeing an attorney and having a meaningful discussion about your situation. Our website, AZlawhelp does have a link to determine if you qualify for free or reduced fee services.

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  • My Ex is a homeopathic practitioner and refuses to allow our daughter to see a psychologist for a phobia and psoriasis. She has more money than I do and threatens to sue me if I take her to doctors. What can I do?

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