Court orders after divorce


#1

Dear Angela:

Greetings. I cannot imagine why any insurance carrier would tell a father that he cannot have his children on his insurance without an order. Nevertheless, if your husband agrees to the order (and maybe even agrees to pay half of the costs of drafting the order) you will be able to do a Qualified Medical Support Consent Order. You can have an attorney draft it, him agree to it, and file it in your court file (if you have one) or file a “friendly complaint.” Best of Luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

Thanks for the information. Could you give me an estimate on how much it would cost to have a Qualified Medical Support Consent Order drawn up? This is something that I need to have done immediately.

Thank you


#3

Dear Angela:

My answer (like many I post) is that it depends. I estimate that it would cost between $1,500 and $3,000 depending on the complexity of the situation, how quickly it was needed, discussions with your husband’s insurance company to ensure that we meet their needs with the order, and to negotiate with your husband to ensure he signs. Best of luck!

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#4

My ex-husband has carried our two boys on his insurance until recently. His new insurance carrier says they need a court order to provide insurance. What can I do to get a court order and do I have to go to court? He says he is willing to sign a court order. Any advice on this matter is greatly appreciated.

Thanks