How are my child’s medical expenses split during a divorce?

Jan 27, 2021

Ending a marriage is difficult. You will have to deal with the fears, frustrations, and anxieties of divorce. And if you have children with your spouse, you will need to work out a child custody and support settlement. To get the best outcome for you and your child, you should hire a Brighton Beach divorce lawyer. Brighton Beach family lawyers have the expertise and experience to get you through the process in a way that ensures the material security of your child and the preservation of your parental rights. 

The court is likely to award shared custody of the child. You should not challenge this unless you have good reason—and the evidence to back it up—for denying the other parent their right to bond with and help raise the child you have together. If you are designated as the custodial parent, it will be your job to look after the day-to-day needs of the child. Your ex will be required to pay a certain amount in child support. However, you both responsible will be responsible for the maintenance of your child. The amount of money you will each be required to spend will depend on your respective incomes. If you earn a decent income, you should expect to pay your fair share. 

The best way to head off future conflicts over child care expenses is to make a plan to cover them. You should certainly create a plan for your child’s future medical expenses. Most of these will be known to you. Their yearly check-up, teeth cleanings and fillings, and other routine bills can be worked out in advance. You can also decide how you will divide unexpected medical expenses. 

Creating a plan for such medical expenses will help you avoid a fight, and it will reduce the risk of financial hardship for you both. Brooklyn divorce lawyers at the Levitsky Law Firm can help.