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When a child turns 18, are the parents legally responsible for uninsured medical expenses in NYS?

Jamestown, NY |

Child 18 and 19. Both live with mother and Step-father.
Step-father has medical insurance on both. Who is legally responsible to pay co-pays, and expense the insurance will not cover?
Are the parents or the 18 and 19 year old legally responsible?

Natural father lives overseas and has not paid child support or any other bills for 15 years.

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That depends upon the wording of your separation agreement or divorce decree.

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It depends on the wording of the divorce settlement agreement or stipulation regarding child support and the judgment of divorce.

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