Call Today for a Free Consultation: 630-480-6253

Defending What Matters Most

Related Topics

Child support and uninsured medical costs

Uninsured medical expenses refer to any expenses which are not covered by insurance including deductibles, prescriptions, and other medical costs. Parents are expected to pay for their child's uninsured medical expenses in addition to their primary child support obligations. These are also called extraordinary medical expenses as they exceed the allowable limit of medical expenses in a basic health care plan.

State laws regarding uninsured medical expenses are different for different states. Some states require parents to contribute a certain proportion of the expenses based on their monthly income. Other states require non-custodial parents to contribute to the cost according to a certain percentage already set up in a child support payment.

It is always important to check your state laws for this process. It is also important to check for timings, notice and a reasonable contribution of the expense by the other parent within a specified time. Courts have the authority to decide the amount of reasonable expenses, which varies case to case. The payment procedure may include direct payment to the other parent who is incurring the cost. It is important to keep all receipts intact, making copies of bills and prescriptions,  and informing the other parent of the costs in a timely manner.

A child's medical expenses can add up quickly, leaving parents struggling to pay the bills. It is thus beneficial to get more information on your child support obligations by having a family law attorney review your case. The attorney will go through your child support agreement and evaluate your financial duties.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us As Soon As Possible

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Firm Location:

Fawell & Fawell
2100 Manchester Road
Building B Suite 1075
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-480-6253
Fax: 630-871-2404
Wheaton Law Office Map

Firm Number: