Spousal Liability

Under Connecticut law, an individual is liable for their spouse’s reasonable and necessary medical bills if the services were rendered while the parties were legally married. All individuals are liable for their minor child(ren)’s reasonable medical expenses, C.G.S., Sec. 46b-37.

A divorce decree directing one (ex) spouse or another to pay certain bills does not trump or override the rule outlined above. Regardless of divorce, under Connecticut law each spouse is liable for their (ex) spouse’s reasonable and necessary medical bills if the services were rendered while the parties were legally married. All individuals are liable for their minor child(ren)’s reasonable medical expenses, C.G.S., Sec. 46b-37. regardless of a divorce decree directing one or another party to pay such bills.