Q: divorce decree says she pays 30% of all medical bills, how do I go about billing her for her portion.
according to my divorce decree my ex is supposed to pay 30% of medical bills, I have paid over 6K in ortho bills for our kids, I want to give her a bill for her portion of it. can I just write up something and have it notarized with a copy of the paid bills?
A: Yes, that's exactly how you do it. Send her an email and attach a copy of the ortho bill and ask her to please pay 30% of it. It is not necessary that you have anything notarized. You simply need to ask your ex to pay it, by supplying her with a true and correct copy of the entire bill and give her copies of all records she asks for. The final thing I'd say: make sure that your Decree gives you the right to incur $6,000 in orthodontic bills without getting your ex-wife's consent? If not, you may be in trouble. Most agreements I draft have a provision that allows the parent who happens to have custody at the time, to incur NOT MORE than $500 in medical bills without getting the permission/consent of the other parent, or going to court and getting the Court's permission.
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