When our court order was written my son’s insurance was provided by my employer for free. I was ordered to carry insurance on our child. Now my company is charging me for the insurance. We have been ordered to share equally in all my sons medical expenses. The order states if my company charges for insurance it would “merit” a motion for modification of child support. Going to court on this matter alone would cost more money than the premiums. For this reason I have asked my x to reimburse me (I provided written proof of the premiums) and she has refused, stating she does not owe me unless we go back to court. I read the modification of child support as an option given to me, rather than something I must do in order share the cost. I believe we should treat the premium as any other uninsured medical expense if we dont modify child support.
Here are the exact words in the order:
The Father shall continue to maintain health insurance on the minor child as such is available through his employment. If it is no lonter available to him free of charge, such shall constitute a change of circumstances meriting a motion for modification of child support. The parties shall share equally in the uninsured medical expenses for the minor child.
- Do I really have to take her to court before she is required to pay her part.
- Given the fact I tried to handle this between us (for free) should she have to pay the court costs for having to go to court on this matter.
- Will she have to repay her part of the premiums I have already paid prior to filing for court.