The Court has the authority to order one spouse to maintain health insurance for the other spouse and for the minor children pendente lite, which means temporarily, pending final resolution or Order of Court. The Court can also order a party to reinstate health insurance coverage for the other spouse or the minor children if coverage has been cancelled.
After the divorce, there is no legal right to continuing coverage as you are no longer a dependent spouse. You may be eligible for COBRA coverage for up to 18 months.
Can I Remove Him From My Plan Before I File For A Divorce?
You should not remove your spouse from the health insurance before you file for divorce. The Court can require you to reinstate your spouse on your policy. Additionally, the Court can order you to pay for any costs that stem from the cancellation of coverage.
Will The Judge Make The Other Side Continue Coverage For My Child In A Custody Decree Or Divorce Decree?
The court can order coverage for minor children until they are emancipated, that is until they are 18 years old and out of high school. The Court can also order the parties to continue to pay the health insurance of minor children post-divorce.
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