Brooklyn, NY asked in Divorce for New York

Q: Do I have to pay for dental care I provided as per my divorce agreement after I retire?

My divorce agreement states I will provide dental care to my ex and the child. I have done so for 40 years, and also to her new husband, their daughter, and now her husband. Now she wants me to pay for her care since I am retired. The agreement only states I will provide dental care for her and the child. Doesn’t specify anything else.

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Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: The answer depends on your agreement. Usually, there is a cut off time for most coverage. For children the cut off is usually the age of 21 or graduation from college. For a spouse, there is usually a time limit (i.e. 20 years, or retirement, etc.). You should review your agreement to see what it provides. If you are not sure go to an attorney and go over it with them. In no instance, are you responsible for your ex's husband, their daughter or anyone else; you are only responsible for your ex and YOUR child.

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