Buffalo Child Custody Attorney Explains How Medical Bills are Handled
I often have parents come to me as an experienced Buffalo Child Custody Attorney, and they ask how non-reimbursed medical bills should be handled. Expenses that are not covered by insurance are called non-reimbursed medical expenses. Those normally include co-pays for doctor visits and prescriptions. In New York State, the law says those expenses are to be divided on a pro rata or percentage basis based on the parents’ income. For instance, if one parent makes $60,000 and the other parent makes $30,000 (in other words, one parent makes twice as much as the other), those costs are divided based on a 2 to 1 ratio. It’s always based on the ratio of the parents’ incomes. If the parents are making the same amount, the pro rata distribution would be 50/50. If it’s not equal, it’s based on the respective incomes of the Mom and Dad.
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