Did I Do Wrong By Getting Medicaid To Cover My Children’s Insurance, Given That Our Divorce Decree Had Mandated That The Father Should Get Insurance From His Employer?

Did I Do Wrong By Getting Medicaid To Cover My Children’s Insurance, Given That Our Divorce Decree Had Mandated That The Father Should Get Insurance From His Employer?

Today’s question comes to us from Marrisa. And she wants to know, did she do wrong by getting Medicaid to cover her children’s insurance? Given that the divorce decree had mandated that the father get insurance from his employer.

So, Marrisa had a child custody order about a year ago. The order stated that dad was supposed to cover the children under his employer’s health insurance. For about the first year, after the custody order was put in place, dad covered the children, however, dad’s employer no longer had the availability for health insurance and so dad was not able to continue to cover the children’s health insurance.

Marrisa stated that she went and applied for Medicaid and she was able to get the children covered. However, she reached out to me and said, I’m a little bit afraid that I’ve done wrong. I went against the court order and I got Medicaid when I wasn’t supposed to do that. Did I do wrong? What can I do to fix this?

My answer to Marrisa is this, although the custody order stated that dad was supposed to cover the children and he was later not able to do that, her getting Medicaid to cover the children is not a violation of the order, as we are obligated in Nevada to make sure that our children are covered under health insurance. So, she did well by covering the kids under Medicaid and making sure that the children were covered and thus not violating the rules and the requirements of the Family Court, which always has the children covered under the insurance.

What I would suggest for the future or for anyone listening to this, who’s having the same issue is, that you need to communicate to the other party. The other party needs to communicate with you. If, for example, dad knew that he no longer could cover the children under his employer’s insurance, he should have communicated that with mom. Mom needed to communicate with dad that she was going to get Medicaid to avoid any future problems.

I don’t believe that Marrisa, getting insurance for the children under Medicaid is a violation of any order. And I don’t believe that she’s going to get in trouble with the court, but I do believe that communication between the parties is what the courts are always looking for. Co-parenting is a big thing that the courts look for. And so, in the future, if you are in a situation like this, remember, to communicate with the other parent.

Marisa, for your answer, I do not believe that you’ve done anything wrong. You are being a responsible parent by having the children covered under the insurance. I hope that this answers this question. If you wanna discuss this further, please go to vegasdivorcemeeting.com. I’ll be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss this further.

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