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Before You File a Motion For Reimbursement For Uncovered Medical Expenses in Warren County, Read!!

If your shared parenting plan or other order allocating parental rights and responsibilities was filed in the Warren County Court of Common Pleas, Division for Domestic Relations, and you are having difficulty obtaining reimbursement for uninsured medical expenses, read this before filing a Motion in Court.


Every shared parenting plan or other order allocating parental rights and responsibilities should contain a paragraph similar to this:


“Uncovered health care expenses, the remaining costs of uninsured medical, dental, orthodontic, optical, psychological, or psychiatric expenses, including deductibles and/or co-payments under the health insurance plan for the child/ren, shall be paid 50.00% by Father and 50.00% by Mother.”


         The payment of “uninsured healthcare expenses” is a cost associated with children   

that is over and above any child support being paid. Stated another way, child support

is intended to cover the cost of “uninsured healthcare expenses.”


Because this issue is so common, the Warren County Court of Common Pleas, Division for Domestic Relations, requires “any motion seeking reimbursement for health care expenses shall contain a statement that the movant has previously forwarded the medical bills and a calculation of the amount due to the respondent and that timely payment has not been made.” Further, most shared parenting plans or other orders will limit the time period within which you can file a motion seeking reimbursement.


When you need a skilled and experienced family law lawyer, contact Christopher M. Alexander at (513) 228 – 1100, mobile (513) 226 – 8489, or online at Chris@awklegal.com.

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