Number of Children
Percentage of Net Resources
Not less than the amount for 5
Courts are required to order that any health insurance coverage in effect for a child at the time a complaint for divorce is filed continue until the divorce is made final. This means that whichever spouse is providing health insurance for a child, must continue to do so unless otherwise ordered by the court. The only time that a court will waive this requirement is upon a showing of good cause. In other words, a party must give the court a good reason why, such as undue financial hardship, the coverage should not continue before this requirement can be waived.
Medical support which an obligor must pay is in addition to child support. So, if the obligee (the person to whom child support is paid) is ordered to maintain health insurance, the total amount of support paid by the obligor will be increased by the amount of the health insurance premium for the child.
Modifications Of Child Support Orders
Finally, in some cases it is appropriate or desirable to modify an existing order related to the amount paid. Contact us to learn more about how this can help.