"Yep, just another way we FVCK the NCP, by generating costs based on the CP's desires, giving them NO say in the matter...then sitting back and wondering why NCP's don't act MORE like "parents"."
Dang it, you got me... yup, I always just run up medical bills for my kids to fvck over my ex, it's not like I get to pay for all out of pocket myself first... fyi, for the last 10 years, the only thing I've ever asked ex to help pay was the braces... you'll be happy to know that I've had a change of heart though and will nickle and dime him to death for his 50%.
"Then the NCP should not have had to pay for them because they were NOT "Medically Needed"."
The judge felt differently when he signed off on the judgment.
"And maybe the NCP just CANNOT AFFORD the braces. Of course, THAT doesn't MATTER, because he is a PARENT, and he HAS to pay, BECAUSE he is parent, right? So BECAUSE he is a PARENT, he should have a SAY int he matter...oh, wait, he's not THAT much of a parent, he's just a "Pay what you are told" parent, not a "Have a say in the raising of the child" parent...BAER. "
Hey, I couldn't afford dd's braces either. Guess what, I figured it out. As far as my ex having a say in the matter... I have sole legal, so nope, no requirement. Despite of that... I am co-parenting with him as much as he wants me to, and he has as much say in raising ds as he wants to... which is zero... and no, of course he is not a "pay what you are told" parent, don't be silly. He is a "pay what I can garnish" parent.