Kaufman County Divorce Lawyer: Health Insurance in Child Custody Cases

Health Insurance for Children in Custody Cases

In a case involving child custody, child support isn’t the only monetary obligation. The law also requires that health insurance be secured for the children. The most common way for this obligation to be fulfilled is for the non-custodial parent to provide health insurance for the child(ren) through the insurance available to them through work. The non-custodial parent can also reimburse the custodial parent monthly if insurance for the children is obtained via the custodial parent’s employment. If neither party has access to health insurance through their employment, the court may order a private health insurance policy to be obtained. It’s also possible in some instances to obtain insurance for the child(ren) through a government program.

The obligation to pay for medical support is an obligation in addition to a child support obligation. The amount you pay for medical support cannot be deducted from the amount of child support owed. And this obligation can be enforced through withholding from earnings just as child support can.

Kaufman County Child Support Lawyer

There are several instances in which this medical support issue could come up. You may be a non-custodial parent who needs to know what his potential obligations will be. How much child support will you be obligated to pay? What are your options with respect to medical support? Or you may be a custodial parent who needs to make sure the other party fulfills their obligations. How do you ensure that the other party is obligated to pay child support and medical support? What do you do if the other party is not paying their child support or maintaining the medical support like they are supposed to?

If you have any of these questions, give me a call. I would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your Kaufman County child support or medical support issue. Call (972) 564-4644 to set up a initial consultation.