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    Default Does Medical Support Include Chiropractors

    My question involves child support in the State of: MN

    My divorce decree states that out if pocket medical expenses must be shared by the parties.

    Does chiropractic care count as a medical expense? Particularly if there is no clear medical reason for the children to see a chiropractor?

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    Default Re: Does Medical Support Include Chiropractors

    "It depends". Have your lawyer review the language of the support order, explain the history of chiropractic care before and after divorce, explain why you don't believe it's necessary, and see what your lawyer says.

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    Default Re: Does Medical Support Include Chiropractors

    We've been divorced over 5 years and the kids have never seen a chiropractor in all that time.

    The exact wording is: "The parties shall be equally responsible for all deductible and non-insured medical, dental, orthodontia, ophthalmology, and counseling expenses of the minor children."

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    Default Re: Does Medical Support Include Chiropractors

    Chiropractic care has its place in medical treatment just as other things do.The question is whether symptoms suggested chiropractic care as a viable treatment.

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    Default Re: Does Medical Support Include Chiropractors

    The kids have no illness or physical impairment. My ex has not specified exactly why he feels it is necessary for them to see a chiropractor.

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    Default Re: Does Medical Support Include Chiropractors

    Have you asked the chiro?

    Might be the easiest option.
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    Default Re: Does Medical Support Include Chiropractors

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    Chiropractic care has its place in medical treatment just as other things do.The question is whether symptoms suggested chiropractic care as a viable treatment.
    But some people get regular adjustments because they believe they have value for general health, even though they're not related to any actual, medical condition. Arguably, that type of adjustment is no different from getting a massage for relaxation. It may feel good, but it's fairly treated as a discretionary luxury and not as a medical expense that another parent should share. But even if that's the case, the actual language of the order remains important.

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