My husband had a child out of wedlock and the child's mom had her custody, my husband had visitation rights and paid child support and provided a health insurance. The court also split in a half doctors bill.
At the time the court order was issued the child was a little girl. My husband always paid everything as ordered by the court, and as he could, paid for extra things also. One month and a half before the child turn 18 she had an accident with the horse mom gave her(it was mom sole decision), his daughter was used to ride the horse without the use of a proper safety gear (helmet, back protection). Now the child's mom don't give us peace to help pay the doctors bill.
On my view, when the court issued the order, health insurance, was to provide the child medical support while growing, regular doctor's visitation, to treat some disease... providing the child the necessary care in case of illness.
The body injury caused in the horse accident is my husband responsability? Or Is the mom the sole person liable since she took the risk to give her child the horse and fail to supervise the use of a proper protection?!
The terms of the custodial orders control. While mom might have some ability to attempt to claim against home-owners insurance or something similar. dad still will be on the hook for his share of the uninsured or unpaid balances. The best thing to do is get with an experienced family law attorney to review all of your facts and papers.
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There is no question under Nevada law that your husband owes 1/2 of whatever medical bills the insurance doesn't cover. Accidents happen, and trying to blame the mother won't get you anywhere. This is his child, just as much as the mother's child, and as such he has a financial responsibility to fulfill. He can certainly call the providers directly and try to work out payment arrangements for his half. He only needs to give money to the mother to the extent she actually paid a bill out of her own pocket and needs to be reimbursed 1/2 of that expense.
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