Can I Lower Child Support If Ex-Wife Is Receiving Medicaid?

oklahoma city divorce lawyerQuestion:

My ex is ordered to provide private health insurance for our daughter and these costs were added when calculating my child support payments owed to her.

I have reason to believe she is using Medicaid and not providing private insurance to our child, which essentially means I am paying higher child support to help cover insurance costs that my ex no longer needs.

Is this legal?

Answer:

I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Oklahoma divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.

It is hard to give you a definite answer without seeing your child custody order. In general, if the mother of the child was ordered to provide “private” health insurance and she is failing to do she is violating the court’s order and could be held in contempt of court.

Also, if the amount of the insurance is accounted for in your child support, a Motion to Modify should be filed to revise the child support since she is no longer paying for insurance that is now being covered by Medicaid.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Oklahoma Divorce Lawyer Kristy Kapp, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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2 comments on “Can I Lower Child Support If Ex-Wife Is Receiving Medicaid?

    I have court order in Orange County California. To provide health insurance for my two daughters. My ex-wife said she has are daughters on medical. If I am currently unemployed do I still need to put them on health insurance or medical.

    I have court order in orange county Ca. to provide health insurance for my two daughters. My ex-wife said they are on medical. Do i still need to get them insurance if im unemployed.

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