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Uninsured medical costs of your child

Medical expenses that are not covered under insurance are called uninsured medical costs. Parents are expected to make sure all medical costs of their child are covered and taken care of. They must pay for any medical costs of procedures that their child undergoes. All expenses that exceed the allowed limit for the parents are called extraordinary medical expenses, and it is important for parents to make sure they are taken care of.

State laws regarding uninsuredmedical expensesare different for different states. Some states require parents to contribute a certain proportion of the expenses based on their monthly income. Other states require non-custodial parents to contribute to the cost according to a certain percentage already set for child support payments.

It is always important to check state laws for this process. It is also important to check for timings, notice and a reasonable contribution of the expense by the other parent within a specified time. Courts have the authority to decide the amount of reasonable expenses depending on the factors in each case. The payment procedure includes direct payment to the other parent who is incurring the cost. In this situation it is vital to keep all receipts intact, making copies of bills and prescriptions and informing the other parent in a timely manner.

A child’s medical expenses can add up quickly leaving parents to pay the bills. It is beneficial to get more information on your obligations for your child's medical care by having a family law attorney review your case.

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