Are the parents of a minor pregnant child responsible for her medical bills?
Not exactly , here parents from both the sides, that is the girls parents and also the boys parents should pay for the medical bills. It should not be left entirely on the girls parents as the boy was more responsible for this mess.
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Answer . \nThe custodial parent is responsible for any and all medical bills pertaining to a child before the age of 18, but that's what child support covers when you request it during divorce proceedings that money goes towards the care and upbringing of a child so you do include medical bills w…ith the upbringing and care of a child. (MORE)
Answer . In most states, having a child emancipates you. That is, you are legally considered an adult even if you're not yet 18. So you could move out, but make sure you or someone has a yearly income of around $25,000 minimum so support your expenses.\n. \n . \n A minor is not automaticall…y emancipated if they have a child or are pregnant with the exception of the state of Wisconsin. A pregnant minor can apply for emancipation in those states which have established laws and procedures for the action. A pregnant minor can apply for limited emancipation rights to allow her to receive public aid in the form of Medicaid and other benefits if they she is in need of such assistance. (MORE)
Answer . i just lost my aunt and her children had to pay her medical bills.there are programs that will help the children pay them if they cant.\n. \n . \n Many times surviving family members will be sent medical and hospital bills after a person has died. However, the children of the decease…d or other family members have no legal obligation to pay such debts unless they have agreed to accept the responsibility at the time the person(s) were receiving medical care.\n. \nMedical bills as are all other debts and assets are considered part of the deceased's estate and are handled according to the state probate laws. (MORE)
Answer . \nOnly if they signed an agreement promising to do so.\n. \nAdmittance forms into a hospital, medical facility, nursing home, for medical procedures and so forth are not considered financial agreements to pay costs incurred unless they state otherwise, if so, the presenter must inform… the signer of the obligations attached. (MORE)
Are children responsible for medical bills of a deceased parent when there is not money or an estate.?
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nwell yes and no yes because your her or his only living relative which meaning you are responsible for all debts but youk need to talk to your lawyer because there is some way they can handle that if you all put her or him in the hospital or if she or he put you down …as the person to get in touch then yeah so talk to a lawyer or your lawyer they could better answer these questions tell you what your rights are\n. \n . \n No.\n. \nThe exception would be if they signed an agreement stating that they accepted such responsibility.\n. \nSigning hospital admittance forms or other such type forms does not make the person liable for medical bills. (MORE)
Can the parents of a pregnant minor take custody of her baby if she chooses to have the child adopted?
\n. \n Answer \n. \nAnything is possible. Call your local county court house and ask the clerk of the court for help with this question.\n. \n. \n== Rights of Pregnant Minors =\n. \n. \nNo.\n. \nA pregnant minor has the same legal rights in such an matter as does an adult female.\n. \nS…he cannot be forced to have an abortion, place the child for adoption or sign over her parental rights unless a court rules otherwise.\n. \nIn some states the parents of a minor may request a hearing concerning custodial issues of their minor daughter's child after the child is born.\n. \nA judge cannot order a minor to place her child for adoption, obtain an abortion or relinquish parental rights, but can appoint a temporary custodian or guardian for the minor and her child.\n. \nIf the issue becomes one of the court, the judge will also appoint a Guardian Ad Litem to represent the minor in all legal matters concerning her pregnancy and parental rights.\n. \nIf the minor needs assistance she can contact the state's division of children and family services or if she prefers,\n. \nBirthright, 1-800-550-4900, http://www.birthright.org\n. \nPlanned Parenthood, 1-800-230-7526, http;//www.plannedparenthood.org (MORE)
What legal responsibilities do parents have for an 18 yr old unmarried pregnant daughter and is the boyfriend responsible for medical bills and child support?
Answer . \nDepend upon the state. Most states the age of majority is 18 and there are no legal requirements that a child be supported after that point. The father of the child has responsibilities and can be held to them by a child support order, usually obtained through the child welfare or s…ocial services department of the state. (MORE)
There is no such status as medically emancipated. A minor female bearing a child has no bearing on her underage status. A minor becomes emancipated by: Being granted emancipation rights through the court of jurisdiction and marriage. It means you are the only one deciding regarding your health wh…en you are pregnant. No one can tell you what to do regarding the pregnancy or the child when he/she is born. You are the only one who decides. (MORE)
No. Insurance, and Responsible party are two different obligations. Insurance is just a service. Responsibilty to pay is owed by anyone over the age of 18, the legal gaurdian that signs for a minor will be responsible there of. Yes. In March 2011, my husband asked this question of his employer w…ho offers BCBS Federal health insurance. His 3 children, aged 21-24 are notorious deadbeats when it comes to paying their bills and he was concerned about being stuck with their medical expenses. Initially, he was told that adult children are responsible for their own medical charges since it is they who sign an agreement to pay for services at the doctors' offices. Not completely satisfied with an answer that was unsupported by citations within the BCBS documentation, he insisted that a supervisor be contacted and asked to cite specific BCBS wording about financial responsibility. It was then he was told that, yes, should "dependent" adult children fail to pay their medical bills, the doctor would likely have recourse to seek payment from the policy holder since the "children" are "dependents" on his policy. Furthermore, my husband was informed that, as a federal government employee, he had no option to decline adding his adult children to his insurance policy. In short, he is forced to have them on his policy whether he wants to or not and could potentially be stuck paying their bills. No. Seek advice from an attorney before going to battle on medical liability. We are in the same situation when it comes to providing insurance to adult children living on their own. 4 of our six children are on our health insurance, all over the age of 21. When we found out our credit scores were being affected by medical costs incurred by our adult children, we took a stand and are now seeking advice from attorneys and our credit scores has been and is in the process of being corrected for various past due bills reflecting with credit bureaus. In our initial consultation, it was explained that we are only liable for medical costs we have signed financial liability for with the provider. Just because you add the adult child to insurance for health coverage due to the new laws, DOES NOT make you financially responsible unless the child is a minor and cannot legally sign for themselves with the provider. I HIGHLY suggest seeking out legal help in this matter due to too many interpretations of these new laws by insurance providers and employers and yes, even for government employees. The costs of an attorney will be FAR less than the costs and headache of additional medical bills and bad credit due to adult children's inability to pay their bills for whatever reason. For government employees, it is standard policy for supervisors or managers of government employees to take the stand of 'You are responsible'. HOWEVER, this is not TRUE. Several family members work for Federal Government agencies and ALL have gone thru this as well. WE are NOT responsible. Again, interpretation of the new laws is widely varied by those that do not have the legal knowledge and force behind them to appropriately interpret these laws. Please seek legal council and save yourself a lot of headache. (MORE)
Answer . no she doesnt she can go t oher schools nurse or teen health facility and get things from there such as condoms pills etc.
In most cases the debts of the deceased are the responsibility of the estate. If they are a minor, yes, they will be held responsible. Anyone that was also a co-signer on any of the agreements might also be responsible. Consult a probate attorney in your jurisdiction for help.
Yes, unless the child has been emancipated, or is in the care of the state or another guardian.
Can a parent of a minor boy be held responsible for the baby of a pregnant girlfriend would we as the parents of the 16 year old boy have to pay child support for his girlfriend and his baby?
\nif you get a good enough lawyer you can wriggle out of anything. But why don't we try being responsible citizens and face consequences with a little integrity? Do your kid a favor and show him there are consequences for him just as much as there are for her.
Children are not responsible for the debts of their parents. The estate must settle the debts. The exception would be if a child signed any paperwork gaurenteeing the medical costs.
Do the parents of a minor boy who gets a 15 year old minor girl pregnant have any financial responsibilities towards the mother andor the bills accrued from the child's birth?
Yes, the one raising the child has to receive financial support from the other parent.
If both parents dies and wills the adult child the house and land what bills are you responsible for Is the adult child responsible for medical credit cards etc. bills?
The child is not responsible. The estate has to pay off the debts. If the estate cannot do so, they distribute as best they can. If the court approves the distribution, the debts are ended.
The key may be contained in the answer. If you are the PARENT of a minor child - you are responsible for the payment of their medical care.
If you pay child support and are responsible for medical insurance and deductibles and that child becomes pregnant do you have to pay medical bills for her pregnancy or can she get medicaid for hersel?
As you are doing the correct thing by paying all her bills, but this was not included in the divorce decree , here the boyfriend who made her pregnant should pay the entire medical bill for getting her pregnant, his family should pay the hospital bill.
Well if they have let their child become pregnant through bad parenting then they may as well sever their rights and let somebody who can parent the child. Just hand her over to childrens social services and be done with it !!!
In Tennessee a minor who is 14 or older is considered an emancipated adult for all medical care related to the pregnancy so who is responsible for the medical bills the minor or the parents?
If a minor is legally emancipated it is assumed that they have no more connection with the parent, and that the parent is no longer financially responsible. Therefore, the child is held responsible for bills.
Medical bills are the responsibility of the estate to pay. If the estate cannot do so, they distribute as best they can. If the court approves the distribution, the debts are ended.
No they are not personally responsible for the medical bill. One of the primary reasons to open an estate is to resolve such debts. The estate has to pay off the debts. If the estate cannot do so, they distribute as best they can. If the court approves the distribution, the debts are ended.
If you're in the US... No, you are not responsible for it, but HE certainly is, so he better figure out how he's going to pay it.
In NY State is the parent legally responsible for the medical bills for an 18 year old pregnant daughter?
The age of consent in NY is 17, if your daughter is on your medical insurance and is living in your home or considered your dependent on your taxes I would think you would have a tough time getting around paying. But if she is not in school, not your dependent on your taxes, not living in your hou…se, legally you would probably not be responsible.. It sounds like there is some tension there between you and your daughter. Please remember this too will pass. Don't make any decisions in anger that you will regret later. That is your grand child she is pregnant with. (MORE)
No, but bear in mind that the costs will come out of the parents' estate first. So if a single parent died with assets worth $12,000US, the medical bills will be paid after the necessary amount of assets have been liquidated. The child will then inherit the rest. If the medical bills are higher t…han the deceased's estate, then all of it will be taken, but the rest of the debt will be written off. Note also that many countries have laws that consider it an attempt at fraud, for a terminally ill patient to sign all their assets over to someone else before death, to avoid the patient's debts being paid out of their estate, post-mortem. (MORE)
Not unless the parents entered into a contract with the hospital, doctor, etc. that provided the care.
yes, we are financially responsible for our kids until they are 18, in most states, 2 states, I believe it is until they are 19. If they break it we pay for it. . Financial responsibility falls on the parents until the kid turns 21 in NY
Does the pregnant minor have custody of the child when it's born or do the parents' of the minor have custody?
My name is Kristen, I live in Alabama, I had my son on July 22, 2009 and i do have custody of my child. Idk bout where anywhere else but I know that here that's how it is. .
If court ordered, it does not matter the location of the child, but he should file an injunction. see link
Can parents of a minor male child be held responsible for the medical expenses incurred by a young girls pregnancy?
yes i had a baby at the age of 15 and the fathers parents would of had to pay medical bills the only reason that didnt happen is because i was on full coverage medicade from the state good luck
No ...Well I don't think they should be if the parents seem responsible. If they are irresponsible parents and do drugs or they let their children do what they want then yes.
Can an adult child of a person be held responsible for the parent's medical bills if the parent had no health insurance in an ER setting the adult child signed the admittance papers on the parent?
It is possible. Signing the admission papers may obligate the child. Read the papers and see if the undersigned is responsible for any charges not covered by insurance. You may wish to consult an attorney.
Are adult children responsible for paying deceased parents medical bills when there is a trust and the adult child is named co-trustee?
In most cases the debts of the deceased are the responsibility of the estate or the trust. Anyone that was also a co-signer on any of the agreements might also be responsible. Consult a probate attorney in your jurisdiction for help.
Who is responsible for the medical bills of a pregnant teenager of divorced parents in Washington state?
The parent who has the custodial and legal right to the child/teenager is responsible for the medical bills of the pregnant teenager. However, if the court ruled for one of the parents to provide medical care that person is responsible for the medical bills. In that case, the court ruled parent is p…rimary payor and the other parent is the secondary payor. The teen should be made to be responsible by helping to pay for the care of herself and perhaps the boy who got her pregnant. If she chooses to give the baby up for adoption, the adopting parents may pay for her pregnancy care and delivery. There are also free clinics that can help out, places like Planned Parenthood or Crisis Pregnancies Counseling Centers. Beware, Planned Parenthood is pro-abortion. Abortion is not very safe for young teens and our country really needs babies that can be adopted. If the teenager choses to keep the baby the father should help with care and expenses of the child. Time for them to grow up! (MORE)
When is a child responsible for their medical bills Im hearing that under the the new US health plan parents will be responsible until their 26?
The Affordable Health Care law allows parents to keep children ontheir health care plan until they turn 26. This is true even if thechild is employed, married, and has his/her own family. Still, itis the choice of the parents to do so, or not.
No, pregnancy is not covered by any governmental services. Your daughter should take a job while she is pregnant. Check to see if your health insurance will pay for her medical. She might be eligible for Medicaid if the family (parents, pregnant minor and any siblings) has limited assets and their… income is less than 200% of Federal Poverty Level. (MORE)
What are adult children responsible for paying from a deceased parent with no Will or estate but multiple medical bills?
Probably not. The estate may be used to pay bills but the children should have no personal liabilities.
Are parents responsible for their adult child's medical bills if they aren't legally responsible for the child?
Not unless they are still listed on the insurance policy. Under thenew laws in the US, they can be on the policy until they turn 26.
It depends on what was ordered by the courts. Often, one parent is responsible for maintaining medical insurance, but both are responsible for the portion that's not covered by insurance. It may be a 50/50 split, or it may be 60/40 or even 70/30. It all depends on each parent's financial status, as …well as who has custody, etc. (MORE)
Do the parents of a minor boy who gets a 15 year old minor girl pregnant have any financial responsibilities towards the mother andor the bills accrued from the child's birth in the state of NC?
No their son do. But since he is only 15 the court can find that you are re4sponsible until he gets old enough to get a job and support his child. If he can not pay now he will owe her the money.
yes, if it's your kid it does not matter your age. you are the parent even if you are a minor yourself.
Yes, as long as the child isn't supporting herself financially, you must continue to pay child support to the custodial parent. Becoming pregnant does not make a minor an adult. If the child is providing more than 50% of her financial support on her own (for example, she's gotten a job and moved o…ut of her parent's house), you may be able to stop child support payments. (MORE)
It is not the parents, but the estate that is responsible for any remaining debts. That will include medical bills. If there is not enough in the estate to cover them, someone will not get paid.
Probably not. They might be in some circumstances, such as if the adult children were developmentally disabled, but where the adult children live is not really a factor.
No. The minor has the same needs as before which the parents have to pay for. The minor and the father of her child will have to pay for their own child.
For Pennsylvania the estate has the responsibility to settle the medical bills, not the children. Once that is done, the remainder can be distributed.
It is confidential its up to the persion carrying the baby to deside weather or not she wishes for them to know but it best not to keep it form them for to long
What is the parent's responsibility for medical bills for adult children that are on the parents insurance policy?
If the child is over age 18, then the parent is not responsible for the child's medical bills. The child is legally responsible for anything that the insurance policy did not pay.
In Arizona the estate is responsible for the medical bills of the deceased. Only after they are resolved can the estate be closed any remainder distributed.
Can a parent take the child of their minor pregnant daughter upon the birth of the child against the will of the pregnant minor?
No, they cannot legally take the child away. Though a minor, theparent does have rights regarding the child.