First, joint legal custody means that both parents are supposed to make decisions for the child together. Second, because CPS is involved you are going to need their cooperation and angering them does not help your situation (no matter how frustrating and angering they can be and I know they can be). What is most helpful in these situations where there seems to be some issues on the mother's side and some question as to whether or not the child really is ill, is that getting an attorney to represent you and getting the court to order an independent medical examination of the child regarding the epilepsy and that doctor will take your doctor's information and the other doctor's information and make an independent decision to whether or not the child really needs medication and if the doctor finds he does not then it is quite possible the court will remove the custody decisions from the mother completely. But I cannot stress enough, it is bad enough you need an attorney when dealing with regular custody issues, but when CPS is involved you need one even more.
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