Q: can i sue my mom for not paying my medical bills even though I'm 18
she promised me and my dad that she would help contribute to my medical bills but hasn't given a cent. once i met the deductible this year, she went and got a sleep study. last year when i met the out of pocket she went and had nose surgery. i live with my dad but i am on her health insurance plan. she makes promises to pay a part of the bills and never does. sometimes she claims she doesn't have the money to help but she just bought a second car and went on a family vacation for over a week and buys $500 concert tickets every month. is there anything i can do?
A: If your mother agreed to pay your medical bills, then, legally, you can sue.
However, it may not be in your best interests, in the long run, to do this. A lawsuit will likely take you several years and cost you a lot of money. It could also destroy any relationship you may have with your mother. Lawsuits between family members are always the most contentious (at least in my experience.) You're opening yourself up to unpleasantness you will likely regret later.
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