What Happens If A Parent Violates The Order And Does Not Keep Up With The Child’s Health Insurance As They Were Supposed To?
Today’s question comes to us from Charles. He wants to know what happens if the other parent violates the order and does not keep up with the child’s health insurance like they were supposed to do?
The order stated that she was supposed to keep the child’s health insurance going and she decided to just drop the insurance, it was too costly, and she didn’t wanna keep it up any longer.
My answer to that is two things:
- Mom is blatantly in violation of a court order, and therefore, Charles has a right to file a motion for contempt. This motion will then be brought to explain to the court, how mom has violated the order, and then mom has to explain to the court why she violated that order. If the court finds that it was a blatant disregard of the order by the judge, then mom can be fined, maybe lose some custody time, and can be forced to pay for dad’s attorney fees. Mom may also be forced to reinstate the insurance that she was supposed to have in place, to begin with.
- Another thing that could happen is that if during the time that mom stops the medical insurance of the child if anything were to happen before Charles could get to the court and the child needed medical attention and was not insured, then mom would be responsible for paying any health, hospital, dental expenses, anything that was supposed to be covered by that insurance that now is not, due to the fact that no insurance exists for the child.
So I hope this answered your question, Charles you do have a way to combat this. Mom doesn’t get to unilaterally just cancel insurance because she feels it’s too expensive and doesn’t want you to pay for it any longer. If you have questions about it, you wanna talk to me about this further, go to Vegasdivorcemeeting.com, I’ll be happy to sit down with you to discuss this further.
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