Family Law

Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Family Law

Is dental insurance included in the definition of health care

Customer Question
in the state of Florida?...
Is dental insurance included in the definition of health care in the state of Florida?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Family Law
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
7/1/2009
Family Lawyer: AlexiaEsq., Managing Attorney replied 8 years ago
AlexiaEsq.
AlexiaEsq., Managing Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 13,580
Experience: 19+ Years of Legal Practice in Family law matters.
Verified

Dear jf,

 

Thank you for your question and I look forward to working on your answer. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you describe it fully. Also, due to site tech reasons, oftentimes I am initially only able to see the first part of your post, so I apologize in advance if I ask a redundant question.

 

That being said, in order to better assist you, could you please clarify for me:

 

1. The context within which you are referring to dental insurance and health care/insurance? (I.e. is it in the context of divorce/child support, or, in the context of an employement agreement for compensation?)

 

I look forward to getting to work on this for you. Hang in there!

 

Sincerely,

 

US Attorney

 

Please note: I do not provide legal advice, only legal information; I do notlegally represent any JA members, visitors or customers. We do not and will not enjoy an attorney/client relationship. Further communication with me here is an acceptance of this and any information provided by me is with the understanding that you comprehend this and agree.

A times there can be a delay of an hour or more in between my answers because I may be helping other customers or taking a break. In addition, if it is late at night, EST, and we are between postings, I may go get some shut eye, but I'll be back the next day, so never fear. On Saturday, there will be greater gaps in time due to scheduling, for any needed follow up, but rest assured, by day's end it will be done.

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Are dental expenses included under "uncovered medical expenses" for the purposes of state of Florida child support?

Family Lawyer: AlexiaEsq., Managing Attorney replied 8 years ago

Dear jf,

 

No, dental expenses are not uncovered medical expenses, which is why in the FL worksheets, you will see if noted separately. That does not mean a court can't require that parent's split such an important expense of course. For those parents that fail to include the cost of same in a settlement agreement, the custodial parent who has been absorbing these costs can seek reimbursement.

 

Here is the worksheet showing that there is noncovered medical, and there is also noncovered dental.

 

 

Hope this helps to clarify.


 

Sincerely,

 

USAttorney

 

 

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Is physciatric care included under "uncovered medical expenses"?

Family Lawyer: AlexiaEsq., Managing Attorney replied 8 years ago

Dear jf,

 

Yes, mental health medical expenses are generally included in the overall meaning of the term "medical expenses" particularly when rendered by, or under the auspices of a psychiatrist or psychologist. Same with podiatrist, orthopedist etc. Medical does not only mean "physical health".

 

 

Hope this helps to clarify.


 

Sincerely,

 

USAttorney

 

 

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

I need the state law that defines medical expenses in Florida

Family Lawyer: AlexiaEsq., Managing Attorney replied 8 years ago

This is a bit beyond the scope now of your original question. But in the interest of explaining to you how legislative processes work, and in this case, determining the meaning behind medical expenses in the Florida scheme, allow me to try.

 

The Florida legistature does not define each and every word in its statutes and you will find it does not make a legal definition here either. This means we use the common sense meaning of the term.

 

Perhaps this will clarify for you what I am trying to explain - take a look at the child support statute yourself.

 

61.30 Child support guidelines; retroactive child support.

...

8) Health insurance costs resulting from coverage ordered pursuant to s. 61.13(1)(b) [ which I have included below], and any noncovered medical, dental, and prescription medication expenses of the child, shall be added to the basic obligation unless these expenses have been ordered to be separately paid on a percentage basis. After the health insurance costs are added to the basic obligation, any moneys prepaid by a parent for health-related costs for the child or children of this action shall be deducted from that parent's child support obligation for that child or those children.

 

61.13 Support of children; parenting and time-sharing; powers of court

...

 

(b) Each order for support shall contain a provision for health care coverage for the minor child when the coverage is reasonably available. Coverage is reasonably available if either the obligor or obligee has access at a reasonable rate to a group health plan. The court may require the obligor either to provide health care coverage or to reimburse the obligee for the cost of health care coverage for the minor child when coverage is provided by the obligee. In either event, the court shall apportion the cost of coverage, and any noncovered medical, dental, and prescription medication expenses of the child, to both parties by adding the cost to the basic obligation determined pursuant to s. 61.30(6). The court may order that payment of uncovered medical, dental, and prescription medication expenses of the minor child be made directly to the obligee on a percentage basis.

 

As you can see, the likely purpose is to leave wide latitude to the court to order as it deems fit.

 

To further prove this point, here are the definitions that ARE included:

 

click here and here

 

You will not find "medical expenses" defined.

 

Hope the helps clarify.

 

I believe I have answered your question and I hope you a better understanding of your legal issue as a result. As you know, I am only the messenger, not your attorney, nor can I create favorable law if it doesn't exist, so please don't hold it against me if the legal result is not what you wish. If your question was in fact answered appropriately please click the GREEN "ACCEPT" button NOW, in order that it be recognized as such and I receive credit for my work from the company. Doing so ensures I will be willing to assist your with your future legal question. In addition, Positive "FEEDBACK" and BONUSES are also appreciated. If you need additional related follow up on this particular question afterward clicking ACCEPT, don't hesitate to click "Reply" and I will be happy to help you. And if you would like my assistance in the future, just put my name, STEPHANIE JOY, in your title or first sentence of a new post. Please keep in mind that I can only respond to your post and the information contained in it, as I do not know what you know unless you describe it fully. Also, due to site tech reasons, oftentimes I am initially only able to see the first part of your post, so I apologize in advance if it means more interactions between us. At times, there can also be a delay of an hour or more in between my answers because I may be helping other customers or taking a break, or if it is late at night, I may have to go get some shut eye til morning, but rest assured, I'll be back for you. Thanks

 

Sincerely,

 

 

USAttorney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AlexiaEsq.
AlexiaEsq., Managing Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 13,580
Experience: 19+ Years of Legal Practice in Family law matters.
Verified
AlexiaEsq. and 87 other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask AlexiaEsq. Your Own Question
AlexiaEsq.
AlexiaEsq.
AlexiaEsq., Managing Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 13,580
13,580 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 19+ Years of Legal Practice in Family law matters.

AlexiaEsq. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,875 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,025 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

6,562 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years legal experience including family law

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,415 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,398 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,787 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
In TX will child support court pursue arrearages from
In TX will child support court pursue arrearages from another state or only state of TX? … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,372 satisfied customers
I am calculating my wife's child support obligation for her
Hi Pearl, my name is Tom. I am calculating my wife's child support obligation for her ex-husband. My wife is disabled and doesn't receive an income of any sorts. She unfortunately worked for a governm… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,717 satisfied customers
What is a fair amount of child support for 2 kids if the
what is a fair amount of child support for 2 kids if the non-custodial parents thinks 25% of their pay is too much?… read more
originallawyer
originallawyer
Attorney at Law
Doctoral Degree
905 satisfied customers
The non custodial parents child support order isi in South
The non custodial parents child support order isi in South Dakota, he owes approx 25k in back support. He fled to Indiana and I was able to tell the process server his location. He has not paid a penn… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,865 satisfied customers
I was not properly served by the custodial parent. Instead,
I was not properly served by the custodial parent. Instead, she falsely told the County clerk's Of Alameda that I was served. What should I do? … read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,869 satisfied customers
If a custodial parent (who receives child support) in Orange
If a custodial parent (who receives child support) in Orange County Florida decides to relocate with a minor child out of state is that parent(1) required to notify the court, (2) required to gain the… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,141 satisfied customers
This a child support question, I am paying child support an
This a child support question, I am paying child support an my child is graduating from high school May 2018 starting college August 2018 and plan on live on campus. My Ex who has physical custody is … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,779 satisfied customers
Non-custodial parent is claiming financial hardship to
Non-custodial parent is claiming financial hardship to intentionally avoid helping to support our child.I am wondering what is the detailed explanation/criteria of what counts as "contempt".… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
Non-custodial parent slept with a woman outside of his
Non-custodial parent slept with a woman outside of his marriage and created a child with mistress. As a result he ended up getting a divorce. He now claims that due to the divorce tying up his money -… read more
Bruce Schreiber
Bruce Schreiber
Juris Doctor
211 satisfied customers
In Texas, can child support be deducted from an inheritance
In Texas, can child support be deducted from an inheritance by the non-custodial parent who pays child support at present… read more
Legalease
Legalease
Attorney At Law
Doctor of Law w/ highest honors
15,669 satisfied customers
Dispute child support dept. Divorce was in indiana support
Divorce was in indiana support order is from cook county il … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,372 satisfied customers
What happens if after a divorce a child support order was
What happens if after a divorce a child support order was never filed? … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,415 satisfied customers
Im in the process of divorce. Finally had child support
Im in the process of divorce. Finally had child support hearing and my ex was ordered to pay part of the mortgage in child support. Its been only a few months since it was ordered and i have been aski… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,865 satisfied customers
Can the court deviate from the ohio child support guidelines
Can the court deviate from the ohio child support guidelines in any child support award? In other words, can the court issue an award that does not fall within the child support guidelines...if so, un… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
2,787 satisfied customers
In a divorce case, in reference to child support, what does
In a divorce case, in reference to child support, what does pro rata share mean? … read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
2,787 satisfied customers
I recently filed for child support. The non-custodial parent
Hi! I recently filed for child support. The non-custodial parent is out of state. Would the child support laws be for my state or his? … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
A non-custodial parent is required to pay child support, but
A non-custodial parent is required to pay child support, but finds the under aged children left the custial father on their own free will and is no longer under the custodial care. can the non custodi… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I have a question about child support guidelines for
I have a question about child support guidelines for Missouri for children over 18. My son has been enrolled in college full time however he did not complete 1/2 his courses the first semester and the… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,865 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x