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Baltimore County & Towson Child Support Lawyer | Extraordinary Medical Expenses.

Extraordinary Medical Expenses. 

Extraordinary medical expenses referred to those medical expenses that are not covered by the insurance plan covering the minor child or children.  This one includes out-of-pocket copays for visits with the pediatrician, dental cleaning, orthodontia, counseling, and the cost of any prescription medication taken by the minor child on a routine basis.  Extraordinary medical expenses would not, on the other hand, include one or two prescriptions per year for treating a cold.  Under the Maryland Child Support Guidelines, extraordinary medical expenses are divided proportionally to income.  If one parent has a gross monthly income 10 times greater than the other parent, the parent who makes more money pays a bigger share of the extraordinary medical expenses.  In the interest of settlement, parties sometimes agree to divide extraordinary medical expenses equally regardless of income.