After the divorce, our client’s daughter received treatment for bulimia and anorexia. The father refused to pay for the treatment, arguing that the psychological services were not medical services that he was obligated to pay under the divorce Separation Agreement. After a post-judgment hearing on the matter, our advocacy for our client resulted in the trial court’s decision finding that the services were part of the overall treatment of the daughter made in connection with the diagnosis, cure, mitigation or prevention of disease. The Trial Court ordered the father to pay for the treatment and ordered the Father to pay our client’s attorneys’ fees. When the father appealed, the Appellate Court upheld the Trial Court’s decision, affirming the order that the Father pay for the psychological services and the order that the Father pay attorneys’ fees, based on both the facts and law we submitted on behalf of our client.
This is a brief summary. You should not rely on this summary as a full statement or analysis of the law that may apply in your circumstances.