Who is responsible for paying a child's medical bills if the parents are divorced?
That dependent on the custody order and state laws.
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No, the executor of the estate will be responsible. If there is no estate then the bills will not be paid.
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. ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
Answer Your parents would have had a Will and the Estate (your parent's home, all monies they have, etc.) are Probated before anything in that Will is released to the Heirs. Probate makes sure all personal/property taxes are paid, all creditors are paid off and what is left in the Estate is called …the "residue" and then it's divided amongst the Heirs in the Will according to the deceased instructions. No, you are not responsible for the medical bills in this case. Probate will take care of this. If your parents left no Will, then the courts will pay off all creditors. Heirs are not responsible for paying off creditors, but, if you want to collect from the Will, then you are going to have to wait for Probate which could be 8 months to a year. ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
\n. \n Answer \n. \nIf they are minors or dependants of the parents, yes. I'm sorry for your loss if that's the case.\n. \nIf they are adults, no, and there should be an estate opened for this very reason, so the debts can be resolved.
Can you file Chapter 13 on a court order to pay a percentage of your child's medical bills after a divorce?
Childs medical bills after divorce . In short, No.. Debts that do not get discharged in bankruptcy (Chapter 7, or 13) include; Alimony Child Support Criminal Restitution Student Loans Debts arising from fraud or theft The medical bill would most likely be characterized as part of the child supp…ort settlement and would not be subject to discharge. ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
If no provisions were set up during the divorce proceedings, medical bills would revert to the person receiving treatment.
Are college students responsible to pay for medical expenses if the student is still a dependent of the parents?
Answer . If the student is over 18, they are an adult; therefore, if they received medical treatment, they are legally responsible for the bill. The fact that they are a dependant doesn't matter.
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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.
If a child wants to live with the non-custodial parent, the parentswill have to go back through the court system to change the custodyagreement. Most states will allow the opinion of a 14 year oldchild as to where they want to live.
That depends on the details of your divorce decree. In some casesyes, in some cases no.
Generally speaking no, unless the children are still legal depedents. That's a legal answer. Philisophically, that's up to you.
In the state of Florida are children responsible for the medical bills or a deceased parent when there is not money or an estate?
In Florida the children are not personally responsible for the debt. 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.
Unless the survivor(s) signed some type of contract or agreement to be responsible for the deceased's medical bills, it is the deceased's ESTATE which is liable for the expense - NOT the survivors. HOWEVER: In reality, if the surviving spouse also happens to be the Executor of their deceased s…pouse's estate, they WILL, have to pay for whatever medical bills may be outstanding from the proceeds of the estate that they are administering. ( Full Answer )
Deceased parent still having medical bills come in At what point are you no longer responsible for paying for the bills My mom passed away in September 2007?
In most cases the debts of the deceased, including hospital bills, are the responsibility of the estate. The estate, or its beneficiary should reimburse any valid debtors before giving any of the assets away. If the estate has been closed, there should be no further claims. Consult a probate attorne…y in your jurisdiction for help. ( Full Answer )
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.
In most cases the debts of the deceased are the responsibility of the estate. Anyone that was also a co-signer of the medical agreements might also be responsible. Consult a probate attorney in your jurisdiction for help.
No it is not correct that the girls parents have to pay the medical bills not only in the state of Tennesseee for the matter in any state in the world . Because the boy and his family are equally responsible for the mess in which the girl is in, so the boys paren must pay half the hospital bill.
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.
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.
because they're still YOUR kids. YOU made them and whether you are divorced or not you would be paying for their education.
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. ( Full Answer )
If court ordered, it does not matter the location of the child, but he should file an injunction. see link
It is the deceased's ESTATE that is responsbile for settling all the deceased's debts. Unless the children signed any documents incurring liability for the deceased's medical bills, they are not responsbile.
Within the limitations of the insurance coverage and/or any specific instrauction in a custody order.
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.
In many states, yes! 20 states have direct laws regarding the duty of step parents to support their children. Additionally, most other states hold a Doctrine of Necessaries that makes step parents liable for basic living expenses such as food, shelter and medical bills of their spouses, childr…en and step children. In states that use this doctrine, while one spouse is not automatically liable for general debts incurred by the other spouse, such as credit card debt for non-essentials, a spouse can be held liable for the spouse and children's medical expenses and even the portion of credit card debt that can be traced to things like groceries, clothes and doctors' fees. This situation is especially relevant when a custodial natural parent who has remarried loses his or her job and is unable to pay for basic bills. Even when a second, non-custodial parent may also be held liable for a portion of the children's bills, the step parent (living in the same household) can be held liable for the custodial parent's portion of those bills. In community property states, the liability is even more clear cut, allowing creditors to garnish a step parent's wages directly for severe outstanding debt when unable to collect from his or her spouse. Additionally, a step parent who is providing health insurance for child (ie carrying children on an employer's policy) can also be held responsible through contractual liability, as he or she is the legal guarantor for any charges incurred while using this insurance. ( Full Answer )
If your married is your spouse responsible for your medical bills if you don't pay when your name not on the bills?
when you are married and your spouse don't pay his / her medical bills are you responsible for the bills when your name not on the bills and when they call they don't ask for me they ask for him and can they report it to the credit report
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! ( Full Answer )
In California, the estate must resolve all debts including medical bills. Until that is done, the spouse cannot inherit anything.
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.
The children are not directly responsible. If you are the executor of the estate, yes, insomuch as there are assets to pay them with. If the debts exceed the assets, there are some people who will not get paid, including the beneficiaries.
No, they are not responsible unless they guaranteed the debt. One of the primary reasons someone should 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 en…ded. ( Full Answer )
Are you responsible for your husbands medical bills after divorce since they were incurred while you were married?
My ex incurred dental bills while we were separated and never submitted to our insurance. 1 year later I was notified when a Sheriff showed up at my work to serve me with garnishment papers. They took 50% of my wages until the bill was paid in full with him not paying a dime. After 1 year most insur…ance companies will not even look at a bill. So I would have to say from personal experience that the answer to this is a big YES! ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
the one responsible for medical bills, i think its the one who was responsible before the divorce process commenced......
You are responsible to pay for your child's health, pregnant or not, as long as they are minors.
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.
For Pennsylvania the estate has the responsibility to settle the medical bills, not the children. Once that is done, the remainder can be distributed.
Contact a lawyer. The estate would be, but most likely not the children. To make sure call a lawyer.
When is the non custodials responsibility for medical insurance coverage stop for a child of divorced parents?
Usually when the support obligation stops unless the custody or support order states something to the contrary.
Who is responsible for paying a minor's medical bill if both parents are dead and no one has custody of him?
The state will take over the legal guardianship and pay the bill. He will end up in foster care.
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. ( Full Answer )
If you are required to pay your child's medical bills, you are responsible for them. Most doctors will eventually turn over the account to collectors if no action is taken. However, many of them will also take payments over time. Collectors of these bills have to follow the same rules as anyone else…-- If it is a large amount of money, you might consider bankruptcy. In any case, unpaid bills will go on your credit record. ( Full Answer )