If I paid my ex-husband’s health insurance deductible for my daughters surgery of $5000, will the judge order him to pay me back?

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If I paid my ex-husband’s health insurance deductible for my daughters surgery of $5000, will the judge order him to pay me back?

Asked on March 17, 2015 under Family Law, Texas

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M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Generally speaking, when parties get divorced they enter in to a settlement agreement which covers deductibles and co pays as they apply to their children and insurance.  If you have such an agreement then I would read it and see what it says.  Sometimes one party pays.  SOmetimes both parties pay either equally or on a pro rata share depending on their income.  If you do not have an agreement or it is silent to the issue then I would seek contribution from Family Court (if they still have jurisdiction) of at least 50%.  Good luck.


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