Ex abusing via medical billing
June 21, 2014 12:15 PM Subscribe
My friend is divorced, ex has custody of the 2 children. Ex is a sociopath who has made screwing up my friend's life one of his main hobbies. Their divorce decree has uncovered medical expenses split 50/50. While this may seem like a usual, reasonable thing, especially since the ex is in the military with very good health insurance and doctors at his large army base, he is starting to use it against her.
posted by anon4now to Human Relations (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
He has started taking the children to out of network dentists and doctors and billing her for the 50% portion. He is not telling her any information, such as the doctor's names or what type of surgery is scheduled.
It is obvious that he is doing this in order to generate expenses that my friend does not have the resources to pay, so that he can bring a contempt motion against her.
Even if insurance eventually sends him a check to cover some of the expenses, he will not give my friend her portion of the refund. So he can actually make a profit from this.
When the ex brings a contempt motion against my friend for failure to pay, what can my friend do so that she doesn't get screwed over in court? She has no financial resources at all, and chances are she will be pro-se.
If he does get reimbursed from the insurance company, how can she prove it? During the divorce he did lie about reimbursements that he cashed, and he got away with it.