You're new. You likely don't know how we "read" things.Originally Posted by schroedingercat
Okey-dokey.Originally Posted by schroedingercat
If i was as old as the father, witch I am now, yah I would have thought about family morals, but unfortunately i was only 15 at the time and being a kid thinking kid things.
Of course, even if OP "consented", she couldn't LEGALLY consent at the time, and I'm sure she is now aware of what a bad decision she made.
Why didn't you sign the child up for medicaid as soon as he/she was born? You almost certainly would have qualified as a single teenage mom still in school, ESPECIALLY if the child has special needs.
There is a limit to the amount of NCP's income that can be designated for child support, so if he is already paying that, it's not that strange that the judge didn't want to tack on too much more. Add to that the fact that these debts pre-date the filing for child support, and orders don't normally grant ANYTHING before the filing date.
You also didn't answer my question. How can a 16 year old be legally obligated to pay a hospital bill? And someone else raised a good question - why didn't you sign up for state services at the time?
He is already paying support but from my understanding it was temp because he still has not showed his pay stubs. Court keept geting continued until he was to bring them and I put in my motion and he still has not brought them to court. I know that he gets paid by check by his employer. I dont understand why it was notcontinued again.
Generally, a 16 yr old cannot be held responsible for medical bills. You were a child, under the care of your parents. Thus, any costs that you had incurred would be their responsibility.
It is a shame that your parents did not direct you to medicaid for the child. That would have started the ball rolling with your state in holding Dad responsible for support and insurance costs.
Please don't take this the wrong way but it sounds as if your parents did not provide you with the appropriate guidance at the time.
I think that you are lucky the judge ordered any relief on the aged medical bills. Had your parents taken action when you delivered, Dad may have added the baby to his insurance and the child's medical costs would have been covered.
Legally - the judge already made his determination and I'm a bit surprised that retroactive expenses would even be considered. I don't believe there is any legal standing at this point based upon the information provided.
Now, it's possible that your parents signed the contract and agreed to pay - in which case you should be reimbursing them as you receive the money from your ex. Or, perhaps, the hospital has agreed to let you pay, but if you stop paying, they may have an agreement requiring your parents to pay at that time. But if the contract with the hospital was in your name, it might not be enforceable. Take it to an attorney for evaluation.
Also, ask that the increase in child support (if any) be made retroactive to the date you filed for child support. So his delays will buy him some time, but he may eventually have to reimburse you for all the time of his delays.