My ex-wife sent me a request to pay in full for my share of medical/dental bills that weren't covered by insurance (which I am obligated to do). The time frame for these bills is over the past "5 years". She has never shared any information with me over the years when I asked and our son is not allowed to tell me anything (he is now 13). I kindly replied to the letter (which was not filed in court by her and sent regular mail directly to me) asking for all copies of medical/dental/therapy/etc. bills so that I can review them and know what I am actually paying for.
After kindly replying to her, her lawyer filed a "Response to Request for Production of Documents" with the Court when I (Defendant) never filed a Request.
Can I submit a request to withdraw that since I never filed the request in the first place? Do I go ahead and file a "Contempt" against her since she refuses to provide me what she has (she only gave me Statements and most of it was all blacked out with a marker)? I don't even know what professionals have treated our son so I don't know who to ask for copies directly.
Please direct as I am representing myself at this time with anticipation to hire an attorney before our hearing in February.
A Family attorney in the United States is a lawyer who assists clients with civil legal matters, such as "child custody", "alimony", "domestic violence" or "divorce" cases. The "family law" candidate should have at least 2 years of family law experience. These experiences may include divorce proceedings as well as child custody and counseling. Browse our database of family lawyers and get a free family law consultation.
- Marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships (domestic violence)
- Adoption and surrogacy
- Child abuse and child abduction (child custody, child care)
- The termination of relationships and ancillary matters, including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, child custody and visitation, child support and alimony awards
- Juvenile adjudication
- paternity testing and paternity fraud
- more about family law at wikipedia