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Does an account for a medical collection bill HAVE to be put in parents name if patient is a minor

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Ga

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No, i work for the collection agency and have a parent who is having a fit because we're putting the debt in her name and wants me to send her "the law that says we have to"

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Lawyer: INFOLAWYER, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Yes, the parent as guardian is liable for child's debts. if parent refuses to pay, the agency can pursue the parent.

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Lawyer: INFOLAWYER, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Kindly let me know if the reply is acceptable by responding "yes" or "acceptable"

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
she wants to see a copy of the law that states that can u give me a reference to look up
Lawyer: INFOLAWYER, Attorney replied 7 months ago
A minor cannot contract. A parent is responsible for child expenses and obligations.
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Lawyer: INFOLAWYER, Attorney replied 7 months ago
Minor lacks legal capacity.
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
thank you yes its acceptable
Lawyer: INFOLAWYER, Attorney replied 7 months ago
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