My ex-wife is pressurizing me into agreeing to pay half the cost of an expensive nose job for our teenage daughter. She claims that our daughter has a complex about her nose and that if she doesn’t have surgery she could suffer emotional damage. Our daughter does have a very prominent nose, but I think the problem is my wife and not my daughter’s nose. She doesn’t know how to put a stop to our daughter’s never-ending demands to subsidize her every whim. In our divorce agreement I am supposed to pay half the cost of exceptional medical expenses – if I consent. Am I justified in refusing ?Agreements •About Children
It would seem so as refusal would appear to be reasonable in the circumstances. Surgery like this is not life-threatening and consent should be obtained in advance, according to the divorce agreement. If, for example, the divorce agreement had conditioned consent upon recommendations of appropriate medical experts and a psychologist was of the opinion that the teenager would suffer severe emotional damage unless she had the operation then the situation would be different.
Under my divorce agreement which was authorized in court, my ‘ex’ and I have to share the cost of any exceptional medical expenses not covered by our sick fund insurance. She has now filed me with a financial plea concerning exceptional medical expenses in the past and in the future and has included two specific demands . She has demanded that I pay half of the cost of dental treatment our daughter has had and half the cost of counselling our son has had. Each bill was for several thousand shekels. What are her chances of succeeding in her plea ?Agreements •About Children
My teenage daughter, who is in my custody, broke several teeth, including her front ones, while mucking around with friends. She was in great pain and hysterical, and terrified of what she looked like. We rushed to the dentist and she had treatment. My ‘ex’ refuses to contribute to the cost. Under our divorce agreement he is supposed to pay for half of the cost of medical treatment not covered by ordinary health insurance – subject to his consent. He said I should have asked for his consent beforehand. I replied that there was no time – and there was no real choice anyway. I did try to ring him when she was at the dentist’s but his mobile was engaged all the time and I was more concerned with giving emotional support to our daughter. Is his refusal to consent justified ?Agreements •About Children
Can a parent who ‘agrees’ in his/her divorce agreement to the rabbinical court having continuing jurisdiction over a minor’s education succeed in having a dispute on the subject heard at the family court instead ?Agreements •About Children
Can parents who separate or divorce make an agreement about the education and health of their children?Agreements •About Children
Can a mother with custody file for an increase in child maintenance although in her divorce agreement with their father, which the court authorized, she promised not to do so, as the father gave up his rights in joint property to provide accommodation for the children ?Agreements •About Children
My divorce settlement with my “ex” husband was supposed to be final; it said at the end “neither side has any further claims against the other.” At the time I agreed to very low child maintenance. Am I bound by it or can it be increased ?Agreements •About Children
My husband and I are close to reaching a settlement over divorce but are stuck on the issue of visitation. Although he doesn’t object to me having custody he wants our children to spend all the festive meals with him and his family. I disagree and fear that this could blow our chances of reaching a divorce agreement. What should I do ?Agreements •About Children
When I divorced many years ago my wife was granted custody of both our children. The eldest, our son, is now 15 and wants to live with me instead. His mother is in favour of the change , too , and is willing to make an application to court to alter our custody agreement to this effect. Will the court automatically authorise the custody switch if both parents agree on it and the child initiated the move ?Agreements •About Children
Can parents make an agreement about the custody of their children, and can they agree on changes to an earlier agreement they made on custody ?Agreements •About Children
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