In my divorce decree, it is stated that the cost medical expenses not covered by insurance will be split 50-50. I need to know if there is a distinction to be made between medically necessary and optional items.
My ex-husband took my son to an eye appointment and it was determined my son needed glasses. My ex-husband helped him pick out frames that cost $385 in the optometrist's office. He is asking me to reimburse him for half of that amount. I have found those same exact frames for about half the amount he paid, and there were many other frames reasonably priced that cost much less than that. I do not feel like it is fair for him to pick out such an expensive optional item and expect me to pay for half of it.
Depends on the exact language in the decree. But if there is ambiguity then it is doubtful that a judge would find that you would owe more than the amount for half of a 'reasonable' pair of glasses. Be sure that you fully document your response.
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You can dispute his reimbursement claim which you should do in writing. He then will need to decide if it is an enforcement battle he wishes to fight.
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