My child had dental surgery last month. the surgery nor prior appointment were not covered under the childs insurance. I would like the Non Custodial Parent held accountable for some of these bills. NCP justs pays support and has not been ordered to pay medical and this is a judicial order. IDHS is involved because its a IV-D case. Can I ask child support services to help? or court? and what do I file?
If the father was not ordered to pay these expenses, you can ask but you might not get any relief. IDHS generally handles only child support so you might do well to retain an attorney, especially since your child will continue to have expenses that are not covered by insurance or support and if you do not take care of this matter, you could easily have more problems.
Child support is a payment made from one parent to another parent (usually from non-custodial to custodial), to help ensure the child's financial needs are met.
When courts calculate child support, the final amount often includes routine medical expenses -- but it will generally not cover the cost of extraordinary care.
Written by attorney Peter Morris
(a) The court may order a parent of a minor child or other responsible party to provide medical support for the child, or the parties may enter into a written agreement regarding medical... more