In re A.C.B – Case Brief Summary (Texas)

In In re A.C.B., 302 S.W.3d 560 (Tex. App.-Amarillo 2009, no pet.), the trial court awarded the mother reimbursement for uninsured medical expenses even though she failed to provide notice of the expenses to the father within ten days of receipt of the medical bills as required by the decree. Id. at 565.

The father appealed, arguing that the mother's failure to provide notice as required was fatal to her request for reimbursement. Id. at 563.

The court of appeals disagreed, stating:

"Even if the mother failed to provide copies of medical bills within the 10 day deadline established by the modification order, each parent is obligated to support his or her child during the child's minority and is liable to any other person, including the other parent, who provides necessities for the child." Id. at 565.