They aren't any different than anyone else at their job. Only thing is - they have a record that is probably more significant than ours. A GOOD lawyer wants to do NOTHING but win!!!
I wouldn't hesitate to hire a Legal Aid lawyer, if after an interview, I found them to be hungry for the WIN. I've met several lawyers that earn the big-bucks, and suck.
You need to decipher their true grit in the interview.
Good Luck, E.
First issue is the matter of the medical expenses. That leads me to a question. This 'agreement', was it entered into the court record and made a part of the order or was it something the two of you came up with on your own outside of court?
Second issue, if you follow the psychologists advice and your ex shows up looking for his child, you, not the Dr. will face contempt charges. Follow the order until such time as the judge orders otherwise.
Now, answer the above question and try to give a few facts regarding any court orders and I'll try to give you relevant answers.
EDITED BASED ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
O.K. now that I know the situation here is what you need to do.
First, file a motion to show cause contempt of the court order non payment of medical expenses.
You will need to file this in the court that issued the original order or where you now live if that is different. jurisdiction is not an issue as, if the location is different it's based on home-state rule of the child.
Second, in your motion, use the following language (or similiar)
Plaintiff prays the court reduce such claim against defendent to a money judgement,
I would have never allowed you to enter into such an agreement without first reviewing it myself but now that you have, you need to involve the court in enforcing the letter of the agreement.
Also, I would remind him by certified (RRR) letter that his responsibilities under the agreement are amendable by the court should he fail to meet those responsibilities, including the custody and support clauses. Therefore, it is in his best interest to resolve this matter quickly. Otherwise, you will have no choice but to file the above motion.