Is a husband liable for medical expenses of wife during pregnancy and confinement?
My friend was in a relationship with a man for a short period. She conceived during that time and gave birth to a boy last month. All the expenses for her confinement were borne by her and her husband did not come forward to pay for her medical expenses. Is she entitled to any compensation from her husband for her medical expenses during pregnancy and confinement.01/11/2017 | Category: Paternity » Marriage | State: New York | #29908
N.Y.FCA §514 that reads:
“The father is liable for the reasonable expenses of the mother's confinement and recovery and such reasonable expenses in connection with her pregnancy as determined by the court; provided, however, where the mother's confinement, recovery and expenses in connection with her pregnancy were paid under the medical assistance program on the mother's behalf, the father may be liable to the social services district furnishing such medical assistance and to the state department of health for medical assistance so expended. Such expenses, including such expenses paid by the medical assistance program on the mother's behalf, shall be deemed cash medical support and the court shall determine the obligation of the parties to contribute to the cost thereof pursuant to subparagraph five of paragraph (c) of subdivision one of section four hundred thirteen of this act.”