Medical Bills


Dear mathkittycat:

Greetings. I remember answering this question. No, he is not liable for her separate debt that she created after the divorce. If she put it in his name, he should be able to file charges against her. He should immediately contact the police department and the district attorney in the county where you live. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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919.256.1665 direct fax

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Hi, I wrote a few days ago about my fiance’s ex-wife. We keep getting things from collection agencies to pay her medical bills that she has gotten since their divorce. She doesn’t pay the bills, and the collection agency sends them to him. She claims herself on his insurance, even though they are divorced, and he gets the bills for the extra. The only thing it says in their separation agreement about medical bills is about the children. Did his responsibility for these bills that came about after the divorce end with the divorce, or the separation? What can he do legally to keep her from claiming herself on his insurance, and giving his name to doctors as the guarantor? Thanks.