Interpreting Your Decree: When Do You Become Responsible for Daycare, Medical Costs, and Other Related Expenses in Oklahoma?
Hi, I am Oklahoma Father’s Rights Lawyer Brian L. Jackson. When it comes to expenses associated with your child, such as uninsured medical expenses and daycare expenses, you may wonder when you become responsible for paying for them. In some cases, extracurricular activities may also be included. As a Tulsa father’s rights attorney with Dads.Law, I want to help you understand when you become responsible for these costs.
In the absence of specific language in your decree, the court will typically require you to pay expenses when you receive reasonable notice. This means that if your child’s other parent sends you a receipt or otherwise informs you of the expense, you are required to pay your share within a reasonable amount of time.
Understanding Your Responsibility for Expenses
The court will generally determine what constitutes a reasonable amount of time-based on the circumstances and the amount of money involved. If the expense is small, you may not be given much time to pay before facing potential legal consequences for failing to do so. However, if the expense is larger, you may be given more time to come up with the money.
If you are ordered to pay for extracurricular activities in your decree, it is important to note that your child’s other parent should consult with you before signing them up for these activities. If they fail to do so, you may be excused from responsibility for those expenses.
Take Action: Contact Dads.Law for Assistance
It is generally advised to take care of any expenses as quickly as possible to avoid potential legal consequences. If you are facing challenges related to expenses associated with your child, or if you have any questions about your responsibility for these costs, please don’t hesitate to contact Dads.Law for assistance. We offer free consultations and are committed to helping fathers protect their rights.
To schedule your free consultation with a Tulsa child support attorney, please call us at (918) 877-2867 or visit Dads.Law today.