Q: Child hurt back at 17.5 years old. Ongoing medical bills after the age of 18. Are parents still responsible?
Father refusing to help pay portion of medical bills after 18
After the child is emancipated, the parents are no longer financially responsible.
A child is emancipated once one of the following happens:
1. The child turns 18 AND graduates high school.
2. If the child does not graduate high school, the child turns 19.
3. A Court declares the child emancipated.
4. The child marries.
If these bills were incurred after your child turned 18 and graduated high school, the father is not financially responsible.
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