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Shared expenses during separation

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seanmom

Junior Member
What is the name of your state?
Indiana

My friend is legally separated and has an agreement that her husband is required to pay medical expenses for all the children. However, since she brought the children in--even THOUGH she put his name as the primary responsible party--the local clinic is dunning HER for unpaid medical bills. Does she have a cause of action against the clinic? The clinic says it doesnt' matter to them who is legally obligated to pay for it. They say that whoever is the first person to bring the kids in, that's whose name the account is under and that's who's responsible, no matter WHO brings them in on any given occasion.

If they get a divorce, what can she do to make sure she's not stuck with the medical bills?
 


LdiJ

Senior Member
seanmom said:
What is the name of your state?
Indiana

My friend is legally separated and has an agreement that her husband is required to pay medical expenses for all the children. However, since she brought the children in--even THOUGH she put his name as the primary responsible party--the local clinic is dunning HER for unpaid medical bills. Does she have a cause of action against the clinic? The clinic says it doesnt' matter to them who is legally obligated to pay for it. They say that whoever is the first person to bring the kids in, that's whose name the account is under and that's who's responsible, no matter WHO brings them in on any given occasion.

If they get a divorce, what can she do to make sure she's not stuck with the medical bills?
Yes, the clinic can probably do that. If she has a legal separation agreement then she needs to file for contempt against her husband for non-payment of the bills.
 

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