Providing Health Insurance For Ex-Wife’s New Children

Omaha Nebraska Divorce LawyerQuestion:

I still cover my ex-wife and child on my health insurance, which is effective until the time I get remarried. She just give birth to another man’s child and wants me to insure her new baby.

If I insure her new child does that set me up for future responsibility regarding insurance coverage?


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

It is my understanding your divorce decree states you must cover insurance for your child and your ex-wife until a certain triggering event, remarriage, no longer requires you to cover her. Based on this, you are only required to cover the individuals the court has ordered you to cover.

A new baby is often covered under the mother’s insurance for a certain period of time (1-3 months). The new baby is not yours and is not a part of the court order.

Therefore, you may want to reconsider adding the new child, as this child is not your financial responsibility, and is not a part of the court order. In the event you do cover the new child, you could open yourself to liability.

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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 Omaha, Nebraska Divorce Lawyer Jamie Kinkaid, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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