Am I legally responsible for my minor childs medical bills if the other parent signed the consent for treatment and financial responibility?

by Bob
(New Mexico)

My ex wife took my daughter to an out of network emergency room for a non emergency visit in an attempt to acuse me and my wife of abuse against my daughter. I carry the insurance for my daughter but my ex wife signed for consent of treatment and the form assuming responsibility for the visit. Now the hospital is sending the bills in my name to my ex wifes address and she is forwarding all of the bills to me. The hospital is refusing to remove my name as responsible party and replace it with my ex wifes name even though she signed assuming responsibility for the visit and I did not. Can they make me responsible just because I am the policy holder on my childs insurance plan? The divorce decree states that I will carry insurance for the minor child and designates % to each parent for medical bills not covered by insurance, but it also states that both parents agree to see only doctors that are participating with my insurance plan. I need help before I am turned over to collections.

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Dec 11, 2012
RE:Am I legally responsible for my minor childs medical bills if the other parent signed the consent for treatment and financial responibility?
by: Anonymous

I would also like to know this answer! I have an x who continuously does this same thing!!

Feb 19, 2012
Am I legally responsible for my minor childs medical bills if the other parent signed the consent for treatment and financial responibility?
by: Debtcollectionanswers

Bob:
I think this is a question best answered by your divorce attorney.

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