Child Support

questions & answers

Question: I have a question regarding medical insurance. When we were divorced 11 years ago my ex husband was ordered to carry the medical insurance on our son. He was fired from his job about a year ago and found something else that did not have medical insurance so he applied for a "discount" medical card. I have since put our son on my medical insurance to make sure that he has the best coverage. Is there any way to have him pay the premium?

Answer:

You may want to consult with an attorney regarding your situation.  Whether or not you can request that the court order him to pay the premiums is really dependent on additional facts (i.e. the language of your divorce decree, more information regarding the "discount medical card," etc.).  Also, if appropriate, check as to how child support is impacted by you receiving credit for the monthly health insurance premium costs (for the children only).  If there is a 15% difference (plus or minus) see if you and your ex can come to an agreement on the issue.  If that is futile, check with an attorney to see if modification of child support is appropriate in your situation or whether there are grounds to seek contribution, reimbursement, etc. for the medical insurance premiums.

 

 

 

Comments:

QUESTIONS

  • I have a question regarding medical insurance. When we were divorced 11 years ago my ex husband was ordered to carry the medical insurance on our son. He was fired from his job about a year ago and found something else that did not have medical insurance so he applied for a "discount" medical card. I have since put our son on my medical insurance to make sure that he has the best coverage. Is there any way to have him pay the premium?

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .

LegalLEARN

YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED

  • Welcome to our Newly Redesigned Website! Let us know how we are doing! Please take a couple of minutes to fill out our survey.

FIND LEGAL HELP

  • Please select your county of residence below.

    County:
     

OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
    Link

ORGANIZATIONS