Lisa Collins WernerFamily Law & Mediation Compassion. Experience. Results
Call Our Family Law Firm Today
Call Now: 865-973-9286

Uninsured medical expenses can be a child support concern

Divorcing parents in Tennessee have a number of matters to consider when planning for a child support and custody agreement or seeking an order from the court. One matter that can quickly become costly is the uninsured medical expenses of a child. In most cases, these costs are considered in addition to regular child support obligations. They include medically necessary health care expenses that aren't covered by a health insurance plan, including co-pays, deductibles, some dental and vision bills and prescription medication expenses.

These treatments must be medically necessary in order to be considered extraordinary medical expenses in a child support agreement or order. Most child support orders include provisions for a child's health insurance coverage, but extra costs like deductibles and co-pays as well as uninsured expenses are common.

Some child support agreements or orders create clear provisions for how these expenses will be divided between the parents. If the subject was not addressed in the original court documents on child support, a modification can be sought to address this type of expense. Parents can reach an agreement about how to split these costs, or a judge will issue an order about how they should be divided based on the parents' incomes and other factors.

In general, collecting payment for these types of expenses must be handled directly by the two parents; the one that receives the bill must forward it to the other parent for them to pay their percentage. If a particular type of uncovered health care is disputed between the parents, a family law judge can rule on the expense and its necessity.

A family law attorney can provide guidance to parents developing a child support agreement that includes explicit provisions for uninsured medical expenses. In addition, a lawyer can seek a child support modification or amendment that includes a distribution of extraordinary medical costs.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Get In Touch With Us Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

10 BEST 2016 CLIENT SATISFACTION || American Institute Of Family Law Attorneys 10 BEST 2016-2017 CLIENT SATISFACTION ||2 Years Client Satisfaction || American Institute Of Family Law Attorneys 10 BEST 2017 | 10 BEST LAW FIRM | CLIENT SATISFACTION || American Institute Of Family Law Attorneys | TM Family  Law Top 10 Attorney And Practice Magazine's
Lisa Collins Werner Family Law & Mediation Compassion. Experience. Results

Law Office of Lisa Collins Werner 9724 Kingston Pike, Suite 1101 Knoxville, TN 37922 Phone: 865-973-9286 Fax: 865-691-0025 Knoxville Law Office Map

Facebook Linkedin Google Plus twitter Instagram twitter
Review Us