The divorce decree has standard Texas language for splitting uninsured medical expenses 50/50. He is primary custodian, but we have equal rights/responsibilities and nearly equal possession. Neither of us pays child support. He makes much more money than I do, but keeps incurring medical expenses for which he expects reimbursement from me for psychotherapy, physical therapy, ADHD evaluation, and orthodontics. I contest the necessity for almost all of these appointments. He seems set on my financial ruin, and I am wondering if there is any protection from his actions.
The initial protection lies in who is able to consent to the medical treatment. If it requires you both, use your best judgment. If not, consult with the doctors. If they feel it is frivolous, you will be in good position to seek a modification that allows you to be the one to consent to treatment.
Talk to a good lawyer about how to approach this in your case.
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