Which parent is responsible for paying uncovered medical expenses for a
minor child after a
divorce? Generally, parents split the responsibility, though the percentage of
each parent’s responsibility varies from case to case depending
on each parties’ financial responsibility for child support.
As an example, a recent case in the Florida First District Court of Appeal
involved a woman who was ordered by a lower court judge to share equal
responsibility for all non-covered medical expenses for her children with
her ex-husband. She appealed this decision because this allocation conflicted
with the final judgment’s allocation of the parties’ relative
financial responsibility for child support. As a general rule, if non-covered
medical expenses are ordered to be separately paid, absent some logically-established
rationale in the final judgment to the contrary, the expenses must be
allocated in the same percentage as the child support allocation. In this
case, the woman and her attorneys are seeking to reverse this portion
of her judgment and are still awaiting a ruling.
Jacksonville Child Custody Attorneys
If you are seeking a divorce in Jacksonville or need assistance with a complex
child custody issue, Owenby Law, P.A. is available to assist you. We have helped thousands
of clients resolve their
family law matters for the past decade. No matter how complex your case, we possess
the experience, knowledge, and resources necessary to find a legal solution
that works best for you. When you choose to work with us, you can enjoy
the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have an effective and trustworthy
advocate in your corner.
We invite you to contact our firm at (904) 770-3141, or you can fill out an
online consultation form and we will get back to you promptly.