Gurnee, IL asked in Family Law for Illinois

Q: Orthodontist expenses when only deemed medically necessary.

There is a court agreed order about orthodontist expenses: It reads "shall contribute towards orthodontist if deemed medically necessary and not solely for cosmetic purposes." The other parent does not want to provide proof. It was requested that we would take her to the consultation so we get a better idea of her situation to see why the insurance is not covering at all. The other parent has already taken her two other times for a consultation. And has refused to provide us proof and just said that we had to pay. What can be done since she is refusing to give us proof that its medically needed expenses?

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Robert B. Buchanan
Robert B. Buchanan
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Document your attempts to get proof. Email is a good method. Make your requests simple and clear. You may need them in court, if you can't come to an agreement. Be wary however, fighting in court can cost more than "braces."

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