My ex and I have been separated x 1 year, she is in nursing school for one more year. I have been paying her household bills so she can do school, she makes less than 15K /year currently . My daughters are on Medicaid and my college age student is currently without insurance because her Mom had to drop her and she was too old for caid.
I am starting a new job in a few weeks, will have the opportunity to put the girls on my insurance. My ex wants me to wait until she finishes school to file divorce so she can continue to receive food stamps and doesn’t have to make co-payments on medical issues. She also wants me to wait because she knows her household bills are way more than what she would get in child support and possibly PSS combined.
I could save about $500/month by not putting them on my insurance and get my oldest a basic plan.
Is there any legal ramifications from not putting them on my insurance?? I could save that money and put them on my insurance when we finally file divorce. (someone said the state may be able to come back and charge me what they spent on healthcare if I don’t put them on my insurance…is that true?)
2nd question: Is it possible to file divorce and put off the financial and custody portions to a later time or do I have to do it all at once?