Ottawa Divorce .com Forums


User CP

New posts

Advertising

  Ottawa Divorce .com Forums > Main Category > Financial Issues

Financial Issues This forum is for discussing any of the financial issues involved in your divorce.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-25-2019, 02:10 PM
cranberry cranberry is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 26
cranberry is on a distinguished road
Default Dental over 2K - Section 7?

Our kids have expensive mouths. They both require dental work, which combined is over 2K. Would this be considered S7 due to the high expense in one shot?

No issues with regular check ups, paid by me up front. However, the treatment required is out of the ordinary, IMO. Their baby teeth are not budging and the adult teeth are already significantly coming in, which is causing all sorts of dental issues that will require treatment once the adult teeth are in.

Over 2K is a huge amount for one person to carry. I asked their dad attend to pay his portion now to help cover this and have been met with a big fat no. I am not arguing with him and am robbibg Peter to pay Paul so-to-speak. But am curious if this would be considered S7.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-25-2019, 02:14 PM
rockscan rockscan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,701
rockscan will become famous soon enough
Default

Any medical expenses over $100 are section 7.

Do you have any benefits? Does he?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-25-2019, 02:30 PM
cranberry cranberry is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 26
cranberry is on a distinguished road
Default

He does; I unfortunately don't. As mentioned, I have no issues with regular check ups. I pay, he reimburses .e when he feels like it. The insurance, on top of saying this is not a S7 expense, is his reason/excuse for not helping up front. I asked for help, he said no, and I am doing what I must to keep our kids dental health in good order.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-25-2019, 02:49 PM
rockscan rockscan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,701
rockscan will become famous soon enough
Default

His insurance covers it?

It is a section 7 expense whether he likes it or not. I would simply send him an email advising that these are section 7 expenses and should he refuse to pay his share you will seek court assistance and costs to recover it.

His reason for saying no is that its not necessary?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-25-2019, 03:57 PM
cranberry cranberry is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 26
cranberry is on a distinguished road
Default

Yup, his insurance covers it; we sent in a request for an estimate. He's a "No-Man"; just says no to everything, even dental work that is most definitely required. My lawyer sent a letter to his at the beginning of June when he refused to help; no response. Its just what he does. His initial email refusing to help with the costs up front was word salad making an attempt to call me unfit for the umpteenth million time because I can not afford the full amount on my own. I do what I can to work around him to get things done for our kids. His refusal to help is centered around his belief this is not S7 and implying I am unfit as mentioned on the previous sentence.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-25-2019, 05:05 PM
tilt tilt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 212
tilt is on a distinguished road
Default

There is no use trying to argue with logic against someone that didnít use logic to decide their position. When someone is so emotional like your ex it is a waste of time to negotiate. Tell them what is happening (the way you did with your lawyer sending an email to his lawyer) and then file in court. Meanwhile you can start treatment (most dentist offices have payment plans) and file for reimbursement from his insurance.

It is stupid and a waste of money and time to go to court on a slam dunk issue but you have to defend your kidís right to support. I have read cases on Canlii where the recipient parent did not pursue the section seven they were entitled to beyond a request, so future claims of the section 7 were disallowed. Ugh, judges really need to smack people like your ex upside the head with huge cost awards to show them how dumb they are being.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-25-2019, 05:19 PM
cranberry cranberry is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 26
cranberry is on a distinguished road
Default

I have had to split the appointments up over the next three months; its the only way I can afford to do this. Keeping my fingers crossed the remaining teeth slated for extraction fall out on their own. If not, am also keeping my fingers crossed that no further damage is done in the meantime. We had some extracted today. When the lower one was extracted, it was discovered that the adult tooth was fully erupted but pointing down his throat. And, one of the teeth beside it has been pushed out of place. His mouth is a mess. I am seeing major $$ signs for braces in the near future. As for reimbursement, yes his insurance will pay me back. I just have to wait for him to decided to pass the money on to me. Waited six months once for a regular cleaning reimbursement! Oh the joys.

I will check CanLii for S7 like this to make sure my butt is covered for future expenses.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-25-2019, 07:55 PM
arabian's Avatar
arabian arabian is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 10,667
arabian will become famous soon enough
Default

2 k for all your kids is nothing. Wait till you are looking at braces (which by the sounds of things you probably will).
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-25-2019, 11:50 PM
Helpmyspouse Helpmyspouse is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 115
Helpmyspouse is on a distinguished road
Default

I was going to say same thing about wait until braces time. I just got a quote at $5500 per child.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-26-2019, 08:09 AM
rockscan rockscan is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 4,701
rockscan will become famous soon enough
Default

Turn the unfit parent back on him. Tell him to take the kids for appointments and hear what the docs say!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Section 7 Expenses Chip234 Financial Issues 2 07-24-2018 07:45 PM
Question on CS and Section 7 Expenses decent fellow Financial Issues 4 11-15-2011 01:59 AM
Actually GETTING the Payment for Section 7 Expenses dazedandconfused2049 Financial Issues 4 10-20-2011 11:15 AM
Section 7 expenses Nationcaps Divorce & Family Law 4 09-21-2011 12:13 PM
section 7 wording Foredeck Divorce & Family Law 6 04-07-2010 12:40 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:45 PM.