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I have been ordered, by N.C. court, to pay % of children's

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I have been ordered, by N.C. court, to pay for 65% of children's out of pocket medical expenses. My wife took both children to dentist office today, and incurred $275 of "Out of Pocket" DENTAL costs. Do I owe 65% of this bill? I consider dental SEPARATE from Medical expenses and just need clarification.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 2 years ago.
Good afternoon,
I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
Under NC law, when a court order is in place for payment of medical expenses by one or both parents, medical care refers not only to care by a licensed physician, but also dental car, vision care and psychological care which is deemed medically reasonable.
Unfortunately, the present court order will obligate you to pay 65% of the out of pocket dental bill.
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