Valrico, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: Is a parent who is instructed on divorce decree to have child under their medical insurance responsible for medical bill

Is a parent who is instructed on divorce decree to have child under their medical insurance responsible for medical bills?

My spouse's ex husband is suppose to have their daughter on his medical insurance through his work. He never put her on the insurance and now there is major medical bills due to ER visit and hospital stay/surgery. Is he fully responsible for the bills since the divorce decree said he is responsible for the health insurance?

This is in Florida state.

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: This is not a simple yes or no answer. Father was responsible for providing health insurance but there is normally also a provision for how "uncovered" medical expenses are paid. It is possible that the father could be liable for the portion that would have been covered by insurance due to his failure to provide the insurance. You should speak with a local family lawyer to get a better explanation based on review of the settlement agreement.

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