Michigan Divorce with Special Needs Child: Medical Costs
Divorce is not something that couples want to do but there may come a time when a couple decides that divorce is the answer. Divorce can be complicated and stressful for a family especially if there are children involved. Divorce can become even more complicated when there is a special needs child or children involved. This situation provides special considerations that need to be taken into account for the special needs child. One of those considerations is medical costs.
A simple fact is a family with a special needs child will spend thousands of dollars every year on uninsured medical expenses. This can range from health insurance premiums, insurance deductibles, uncovered prescriptions, therapies, specialized treatments, and tests the list can be lengthy and very costly.
Payment of Medical Costs
With the medical costs that are not covered by insurance for the special needs child reaching into the thousands every year it is important to determine in the divorce who would be responsible for those costs. Some things to consider will there be any outside help from agencies or government programs that may offset some of these costs. Once that is determined it would be vital to have a clear plan in place that outlines exactly which party is responsible for medical costs that are accumulated. This plan should be reviewed at least yearly as the needs of the child may increase or decrease.
Medical costs are just one of many special considerations that need to be addressed when there is a divorce that includes a child with special needs. Make sure that you are discussing these with your family law attorney so that they can make a plan to fit your needs and help make the transition for your special needs child as smooth as possible through the divorce.
If you have any questions regarding the divorce settlement with special needs child, how to get custody of a special needs child or child support for special needs children please call Goldman and Associates Michigan Law Firm at (248) 590-6600. For additional information, visit http://www.akivagoldman.com/michigan-divorce-special-child-child-support/ . For information regarding cost of Michigan divorce, please visit http://www.akivagoldman.com/law-library/how-much-a-divorce-costs-in-michigan.html