Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you this afternoon.I am terribly sorry to hear that your son is stuck in this position. By 'paying', I am assuming that you mean for her medical care and her insurance. In that case, since the child is still a legal minor and is under his coverage, your son is indeed legally responsible for a portion or the whole of those bills. What would govern is if there is any sort of a custodial decree in place which would specify who is legally liable for what in terms of care. Typically the parent who has the child on their medical insurance covers the costs. Anything beyond coverage is typically split in half between both parents. I truly wish I had a different answer for you, one suggestion may be to pursue a paternity test as soon as possible and then pursue the boyfriend for her neo-natal and pre-natal care, as he would also be a party who would have some liability to her medical bills.Good luck.
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