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Can dental treatment be claimed for???

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30 May 07 #476 by HelenK
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Hello,
As part of an attempt to arrive at a financial settlement in my partner's divorce, his wife has stated that she is entitled to half of the cost of dental treatment he underwent about six years ago. Thne treatment was not available on the NHS and they consented to go privately. He had extensive titanium implant bridgework done to save his teeth and the cost was around 15,000 pounds. It was paid using a loan at the time, but the balance was cleared years ago.
To claim money for healthcare, (and the implants are now part of the body), seems to be treating the body as an assett, which seems silly.
Can she claim for half of this money back?
Thanks,
Helen:)

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30 May 07 #477 by wikivorce team
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Things are getting bad for high earning husbands under UK law - but not that bad!

The answer to your question is absolutely not - she has no chance of a claim.

It was too long ago, the loan is paid off, and it was argueably necessary medical treatment.

If he had re-mortgaged the house last month and spent the money on a penis extension she might have had a case :)

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31 May 07 #497 by HelenK
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Thankyou so much, that's really put two troubled minds at ease. Great news.
Helen;)

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