OCSE does not collect the medical costs not covered by health insurance unless the custodial parent has the amount reduced to a judgment. To obtain a judgment, some counties allow the custodial parent to file a small claims action with the clerk of courts. Other counties require the custodial parent to obtain legal counsel to commence a hearing before the circuit court.
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