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Old 01-18-2018, 10:10 AM
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That seems to be odd advice. It’s not like a broken leg where you know in 6 weeks time the cast is off, your leg is healed and you can go back to work. Taking stress leave during “court proceedings”? So you’re expected to take 6-20 years off work?
Mental health awareness has failed on this forum. Yes, mental health is not like a broken leg... But, comparing it to one is ignorant. Furthermore, it is common. Stress leave is generally mapped to an actual diagnosis. Generally it is an Adjustment Disorder. Which has a specific range and criteria for diagnosis.

Trust me, Sunlife and other insurance providers require a clinical diagnosis for temporary disability insurance. It isn't "stress leave". A MEDICAL DOCTOR has made the MEDICAL DECISION.

https://cmha.ca/mental-health/

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Good way to lose your job.
Lots of employers have temporary disability insurance programs.

For example:

http://www.sunlife.com/us/For+busine...gnLocale=en_CA

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Better to take time off to go into intensive therapy and treatment for a time limited period rather than “during court proceedings”.
A medical doctor is actually overseeing the care of the individual. Generally this is not the best treatment path for an adjustment disorder.

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Your lawyer can request his medical and treatment records as he will have to show the court why he is taking time off and must show that it is legitimate, not just a strategy to reduce his obligations. Same goes for a mother who does this.
Actually, this is an incorrect assumption often made. The courts often do not enforce these requests. WorkingDad has been requesting this for years and the other parent for that matter has been found to be ABUSIVE to the children.

A lawyer can make this request but, no one should ever provide this disclosure to another party. Personal health information (PHI) should be held in the strictest of confidence.

A confirmation from a doctor should be sufficient and you have that in the form of a letter.

Do you want to escalate the conflict to atomic bomb levels? Request medical disclosure and say someone is faking it when they have a medical doctor behind them. You will be seen as the high-conflict party in this matter.

Good Luck!
Tayken
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