My soon-to-be-ex-husband and I have been separated for over a year. I have not filed for divorce yet as I am hopeful that we may be able to draft a final agreement and not have to fight it out in court, although he is definitely dragging things out. He forgot to take me off his employee health insurance plan last year. I just got paperwork that seems to indicate that he didn’t take me off this year either. I am certain that he is not just trying to be nice: he is quite hostile towards me and does not try to be “nice” in any other way or pay a penny more than he has to. I am assuming that he either forgot again or was careless, which is not entirely uncharacteristic of him.
My question is whether I have any obligation to him. I understand that he may use it as a negotiating point in the settlement and I’ll deal with that if it comes up, but if we aren’t able to reach an agreement and we go to court, can I be legally required to pay him back? I did not ask to stay on his plan but I am using the benefits.