My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: CA
I am required by court order to pay 50% of uninsured medical expenses for my two kids. My ex is the custodial parent and she lives about 200 miles away. Obviously she is the one that takes them to regular doctors appointments.
I just checked my credit report and learned that as of last month I am in collections for a dental office where the kids live. The debt was apparently reported to collections two years ago. My ex never told me about a bill. The dental office has never contacted me.
My ex doesn't pay her bills, so I'm not completely surprised something like this happened. Every time we go to court for child support issues I ask her to disclose her any outstanding medical debts for this specific reason. As recently as last year she stated in a declaration that there were no outstanding medical debts.
I'd like to get this debt collection off my credit report. I don't know where to start.