Every parent’s foremost desire is the health and happiness of their children, a priority that persists through every life stage. However, after divorce, health-related concerns can strain relationships with your ex-spouse. Effective cooperation not only enhances communication but also ensures the well-being of your children. In today’s blog from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, we explore this vital subject, offering invaluable guidance on improving communication about your children‘s medical needs with your ex-spouse.
Maintaining Consistency and Stability
Post-divorce, it’s crucial to maintain certain constants in your child’s life for stability. This includes continuity in medical care, especially if your child has an ongoing medical condition. Ensuring they continue seeing their regular physician is vital.
However, post-divorce changes, like relocating, can disrupt this consistency. In such cases, involving your child’s physician early in the process can help. They might recommend doctors in your new location, ensuring a smooth transition. It’s imperative that both you and your ex-spouse are informed and agree on these decisions.
Selecting and Changing Medical Providers
If a change in your child’s medical provider is deemed necessary, it should be a joint decision made with a new provider already in mind. Additionally, the Law Office of Bryan Fagan advises against rash decisions as it can disrupt your child’s medical care continuity. Therefore, mutual agreement in such matters is key to avoiding conflict and ensuring the best care for your child.
Dealing with Specialists and Emergency Situations
Trusting your physician to coordinate with specialists is like having a quarterback for your child’s medical team. However, emergencies, like those occurring during vacations, can lead to gaps in communication with your primary physician. It’s crucial to ensure that all medical information is relayed back to your primary physician to avoid misdiagnoses or repeat incidents.
Communication Breakdowns and Multiple Primary Care Providers
Disagreements over choosing a primary care provider can lead to disjointed care, especially if your child ends up seeing multiple doctors. If geographical distance necessitates different physicians, ensure all medical reports are shared with the primary care doctor to keep their treatment consistent and informed.
Attending Medical Appointments as Divorced Parents
Being actively involved in your child’s medical care is essential, even post-divorce. However, it’s important to maintain decorum, especially in medical settings, to avoid conflicts. Medical offices may set rules for attending appointments together for everyone’s safety.
Continuing the Conversation on Medical Care for Children
The well-being of your child remains a top priority, shared by you, your ex-spouse, the legal system, and medical professionals. For those dealing with ongoing medical concerns, more insights will be shared in tomorrow’s blog post.
Get Legal Assistance from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan
For further assistance regarding your child’s medical care post-divorce, please contact the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC. We offer free consultations six days a week. Our team of experienced family law attorneys is ready to provide guidance and support.
Bryan Fagan, a native of Atascocita, Texas, is a dedicated family law attorney inspired by John Grisham’s “The Pelican Brief.” He is the first lawyer in his family, which includes two adopted brothers. Bryan’s commitment to family is personal and professional; he cared for his grandmother with Alzheimer’s while completing his degree and attended the South Texas College of Law at night.
Married with three children, Bryan’s personal experiences enrich his understanding of family dynamics, which is central to his legal practice. He specializes in family law, offering innovative and efficient legal services. A certified member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, Bryan is part of an elite group of legal professionals committed to ongoing education and high-level expertise.
His legal practice covers divorce, custody disputes, property disputes, adoption, paternity, and mediation. Bryan is also experienced in drafting marital property agreements. He leads a team dedicated to complex family law cases and protecting families from false CPS allegations.
Based in Houston, Bryan is active in the Houston Family Law Sector of the Houston Bar Association and various family law groups in Texas. His deep understanding of family values and his professional dedication make him a compassionate advocate for families navigating Texas family law.