Law Office Of Sam Jubran - June 2018

The Perfect Camp-Cooking Pair

Camping doesn’t have to mean settling for prepackaged snacks, dehydrated meals, and boring hot dogs. In fact, cooking during your camping trip can be fun, easy, and incredibly tasty. One of the simplest ways to prepare camp meals is with a Dutch oven and charcoal. Like crockpots, Dutch oven meals require very little work and dirty few dishes. Best of all, you can add an endless variety of food to your camp menu! The briquettes around the Dutch oven provide long- lasting and consistent heat distribution. The number of briquettes you use depends on the size of your Dutch oven and what you’re cooking. However, you can use the following chart as a rule of thumb to

them beneath and on top of your oven. Each briquette adds 10–20 degrees of heat.

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10’’ oven

12’’ oven

14’’ oven

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For breakfast, prepare a hash with bacon, eggs, onions, potatoes, cheese, salt, and pepper. For lunch, try cooking campfire nachos with tortilla chips, ground beef, beans, onions, cilantro, cheese, and avocado. And for dinner, butterfly your freshly caught trout and bake it with some potatoes and butter. Cooking while camping should be an enjoyable experience. Pack a Dutch oven and charcoal briquettes the next time you’re out in the wilderness to add a fun and rustic element to your meals.

300° 350° 400° 450° 500°

12 14 16 18 20

5 6 7 8 9

14 16 18 21 23

7 8 9

15 18 21 23 26

9

10 11 12 14

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determine how many briquettes you need for certain temperatures and oven sizes.

Cooking with a Dutch oven is as simple as combining your ingredients, heating your briquettes, and placing

CHILD SUPPORT AND

Uncovered Medical Expenses

Child-support orders usually assign both parents the responsibility of paying for their child’s uncovered medical expenses. In most cases, there is a temporary order or final judgment that requires both parents to pay a portion of the child’s medical, vision, and dental bills that are not covered by insurance. If you are pursuing child-support enforcement to force the other parent to pay their share of your child’s copays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket medical expenses, you must show the court the following: • The existence of a valid court order stating the obligation to pay for uncovered medical expenses • The other parent’s noncompliance with the court order after having had the opportunity to comply • The other parent’s financial ability to comply A valid court order can be a temporary order or final judgment that imposes an obligation upon both parents to share the responsibility of medical expenses not paid for by health insurance. The court usually apportions responsibility for payment of a child’s uncovered medical expenses in accordance with each parent’s percentage of the combined net monthly income.

In order to be reimbursed, you must notify your co-parent of their obligation to pay for your child’s uncovered medical expenses as well as the expenses consistent with the requirements of the court order. If you are the parent who took the child to the doctor and paid a copay, it is your responsibility to notify your co-parent of this payment in writing. Your co-parent will then have a limited time to pay their share of the bill in accordance with the order or judgment. You must be prepared to defend against the other party’s claim that they never received a copy of the bill. Draft a letter as a request for payment. When you send a copy of the bill, send your letter with it. Send your letter by email or fax and keep a copy of it. Respectfully request that the other party comply within the time frame provided for in your final judgment. If you have been unsuccessful in attempts to receive payments from your co-parent, you should consult with an attorney. To strengthen your case, make sure to retain copies of all your child’s medical bills as well as the letters you sent to your co- parent requesting payment. These copies will become evidence of your co-parent’s noncompliance and will help you obtain the relief you need from the court. With the advice of an experienced attorney, you can hold your co-parent accountable for their obligation to pay their share of your child’s uncovered medical expenses.

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