If my children have to out of state go to their father’s, do I still have to let the kids go if my son is currently under the professional medical care of a doctor?

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If my children have to out of state go to their father’s, do I still have to let the kids go if my son is currently under the professional medical care of a doctor?

My son is under a doctor’s for a burn and I’m currently taking him to the doctor twice a week.

Asked on June 15, 2015 under Family Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If the order says it's his time, then your children need to be allowed to go to their father's.  The father needs to be advised, though, of the specific needs of the child so that a doctor in father's state can be lined up to continue treatment.  Your doctor may be able to assist in locating a physician in the other state in which to facilitate care.

If your doctor states that travel to another state is simply not possible, then explain this concern to the father.  If he refuses to make an agreement for an altertative period of possession in light of these concerns, then you may want to consider court action at that point.


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