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Is former husband responsible for medical bills incurred by his ex-wife after the divorce?

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He is not responsible for medical bills incurred for his ex-wife's medical care unless that provision was included in the divorce decree and separation agreement. He should review his divorce decree. Many decrees provide that the husband continue the existing medical insurance for a period of time.

He is not responsible for medical bills incurred for his ex-wife's medical care unless that provision was included in the divorce decree and separation agreement. He should review his divorce decree. Many decrees provide that the husband continue the existing medical insurance for a period of time.

He is not responsible for medical bills incurred for his ex-wife's medical care unless that provision was included in the divorce decree and separation agreement. He should review his divorce decree. Many decrees provide that the husband continue the existing medical insurance for a period of time.

He is not responsible for medical bills incurred for his ex-wife's medical care unless that provision was included in the divorce decree and separation agreement. He should review his divorce decree. Many decrees provide that the husband continue the existing medical insurance for a period of time.

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No, debts incurred before marriage do not become the joint responsibility of a new spouse.


the one responsible for medical bills, i think its the one who was responsible before the divorce process commenced......


Since a married couple are considered to be one economic entity, yes. The wife would be held responsible.


Possibly. If you and he were still together when the medicall bills were incurred, then they are considered joint debt, so it will be part of the property settlement.



The divorce split the two apart. There is no connection between the two individuals any more and she cannot be held responsible.


A husband is not legally responsible to have health insurance for his wife. Many employees opt not to have health insurance for themselves. Health insurance is a voluntary election and no law exists making it otherwise. However, do be aware that any medical-related debts incurred by one spouse are considered "common" debts, and as such, the other spouse is legally required to pay for them. In the event of a divorce, said debts would be even divided between the spouses, even if only one spouse incurred them.


You may be responsible, if it is not a legal separation.


AnswerYes, but I can't figure out why you'd want to be financially responsible for all his medical bills like that.


If the deceased person is your wife then I think you are responsible for her medical bills


Yes, it is possible to be responsible. The primary insurance holder is always responsible for all the debts incurred. And it is considered a benefit to both parties.


Yes. When a couple is married, they are bound to one another. So, if there were medical bills, the closest related relative (or wife/husband) would receive the bill.


The father is usually always the person responsible for the insurance.


It would depend on what is listed in the divorce decree. If the medical bills were for a child, more than likely both parents are responsible for 50% of the medical bill. If the medical bill was incurred by one spouse, the court may not recognize that as community property and make it responsibility of the debt-incurring party.


In Pennsylvania, the surviving spouse, or whoever is listed in the will as beneficiary, is responsible for medical bills. Any debt incurred would be owed by the living spouse.


In Ohio is a husband for his wife's hospital bills and doctor bills?


If no provisions were set up during the divorce proceedings, medical bills would revert to the person receiving treatment.



Typically the answer will be yes. The primary insurance holder will always be responsible.


In Michigan the estate has the responsibility to settle all debts, including medical bills, not the husband. Once that is done, then remainder can be distributed to the husband.


in any state wife is responsible for husband even if husband passed that is what insurance protects your loved one's from unfortunally she is responsible for all debts he has


The estate will be responsible. The husband indirectly will pay, as they cannot inherit until they are resolved.


Indirectly, he will be paying the debts. The estate has the responsibility to settle all debts, including medical bills, not the husband. Once that is done, then remainder can be distributed to the husband.


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my mother in law died last year and her husband was responsible for her medical bills. Over $200,000.



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