As a New Jersey Child Support Attorney, I am often asked about handling medical expenses for the children. Parents who have a child support agreement often face issues where one party is not paying what they should be and right now, during this pandemic, it can be even more of an issue. When a spouse is not paying child medical expenses during COVID, we hope that you reach out to us to address this issue right away with our New Jersey family law attorney Tanya Freeman during your first consultation.
A child with special needs may have extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses. You may be experiencing a particular increase in needs for medical treatment if your child is ill with COVID or are suffering with related health issues after they have tested positive. There is a lot of research going on about the mystery illness that children have been experience and it’s link to COVID. If your child was ill with COVID or continues to experience long term affects, this aspect of child support likely is of interest to you.
This compensation of course is going to affect more than medication costs related to COVID. It can be regarding any medical issue that your child suffers from.
Ongoing expenses may include medications or payments for special programs such as speech therapy or occupational therapy and these expenses often require additional consideration. It’s essential to quantify such expenses early and set a contingency plan in place to ensure uninterrupted services. Other expenses parents may consider allocating include, copays for office visits, prescriptions, and health insurance premiums.
Through the structured process of mediation, couples can put aside their differences and focus on the one objective where they tend to agree on their children’s well-being. In cases involving children of high wage earners, where the child support will exceed the regular Child Support Guidelines, the parties may decide to mediate the issue of child support. Mediation presents a forum for creating fair child support plans that allow both parents to share in the financial obligations of raising their children. Tanya L. Freeman can guide you through the process toward equitable solutions.
In some cases, litigation is necessary for your child to receive fair financial support from both parents. Tanya L. Freeman will methodically prepare for litigation to assist you in obtaining a support arrangement for your child.
Are you wondering how your child’s medical expenses during COVID will be divided after a divorce? Contact New Jersey Child Support Attorney Tanya L. Freeman to be your guide.
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