Texas  |  Family Law

Legal Question

Asked on: 7/01/13, 11:25 am

Are braces considered medically necessary in Texas? The father of my child has never paid me a cent of the medical bills that I accrued while my sone was living with me for over 10 years. He now has my son and went and put braces on him without consulting me first, and expects me to pay half the monthly bill of 218.00 which I cannot afford. Is this enforcable if I did not agree (especially since they got some special braces and not the traditional, which are cheaper).

1 Answer


Answered on: 7/08/13, 8:54 am by Fran Brochstein

Generally, braces are considered medically necessity. You can pay the orthodontist directly. Or, pay what you can afford each month.

Also, you can add up what the dad owes you and send him a bill for what he still owes you.

I assume that you have copies of all those old bills. I hope so. Those bills do not go away just because you no longer have possession of the child. You might also want to "deduct" this debt from what he owes you.

You probably need to hire a lawyer, but i doubt you can afford it.


Did you find this answer helpful?

0 Users found this answer helpful.

0 Attorneys agree with this answer.


Attorney, Arbitrator & Mediator 8978 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77054

Other answers from this attorney

Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask an Attorney!

Get answers from the top Attorneys
Ask Question

70 Answers given in the last few hours.

86611 Active attorneys ready to answer your question

Search Past Answers:
  Advanced Search