December 2020 | Nos 121, 442, 122,223, 122, 224 (Kan. App. 2020)

In re Humphries (Kansas 2020)

The requirement that a parent pay unreimbursed medical expenses is not self-executing. A court must order it. In the initial order, the father was ordered to pay half of the child’s unreimbursed medical expenses. In post-divorce litigation, a judgment was entered against the father for these expenses. The father appealed the order arguing the imposition of the judgment violated his due process rights. The appellate court upheld the award. The initial support order made the father responsible for half the unreimbursed medical expenses. Subsequent support orders made no mention of medical expenses. Therefore, this obligation stood. Only a specific court order could relieve him of his obligation and none of the subsequent orders had done so.

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