Responsibility after 1 year of separation

Yes, under the doctrine of necessaries, the wife could be obligated for the medical bills under certain circumstances.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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I’ve been dating a man now for over a year. Things are going well except that, recently, he began complaining of chest pains. It is past due for him and his wife to get a divorce. He says he will give her another month and if she doesn’t file, he will. In the meantime I was wondering, if he has a heart attack or stroke, and winds up in the hospital, will SHE be reponsible for his medical bills? I doubt he has enough to pay for time under a doctor’s care (e.g., no health insurance, few valuable assets). Thanks Chrissy