Orlando, FL asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana

Q: What portion of out of pocket medical expense is non custodial parent responsible for?

I am custodial with joint custody of our 16 year old daughter. Always been a stay at home mom. Remarried for 11 years. Ex husband CHOSE first four days of each month visitation only. He exercised this 3 x in 12 mons. Makes over $60,000 a year and pays $500 per month court ordered support. He has never personally paid or provided private insurance for her. My current husband has provided her with this for 11 years which makes his premium higher. Ex husband has never reimbursed even a portion of any out of pocket medical expenses not covered by Blue cross. I have sent him pd in full detailed receipts but have received nothing for 11 years. Is he responsible for refunding any portion of her monthly premium or any amount I have paid out of pocket? I do not want to go back 11 years. Just starting this year would be nice. Recent ortho was $800. Insurance paid $400, and I paid $400. Sent receipt of pd and statement from Blue Cross with detailed break down. He tells me he is not responsible.

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: You need to review the order/judgment signed by the presiding Judge and see if it answers the questions you are asking. If it says that he is responsible for some of these costs, then yes, he is responsible. If the wording is vague then you should consult with a family law attorney in your area----actually, since it has been some time since this was done, it is probably a good idea to consult with a family law attorney in your area to discuss your situation and option and the best way to proceed. Good luck.

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