Roanoke, VA asked in Health Care Law, Child Support and Family Law for Virginia

Q: Is dental care fall under medical expenses to pay for non custodial parents

If I’m ordered to pay 45% of medical bills for child expenses, does dental fall under medical expenses

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A: In the context of child support orders, the inclusion of dental care expenses can vary based on the specific language of the court order or agreement. While medical expenses often include doctor visits, prescriptions, and other health-related costs, dental care is sometimes explicitly mentioned, and sometimes it is not.

To determine whether dental care expenses are covered under the category of medical expenses in your specific child support order, it is crucial to carefully review the language of the court order or agreement. If dental care is not explicitly mentioned, it may be advisable to consult with an attorney to seek clarification or explore potential modifications to the child support arrangement based on the circumstances.

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