Westminster, MD asked in Divorce and Family Law for Maryland

Q: I'll be married in 4 wks. Can I then take my 3 girls off my ex's awful health ins. & add to ours w/o repercussions in MD

In our agreement, he is to supply health ins. for the children. The cost to me is outrageous. It will be much less to put them on ours. He will not communicate with me, so asking is pointless. Can I, in all honesty, just do it and inform him without legal consequences? It saves him money and I am not asking for any compensation/ child support adjustment.

(In case it is relevant: I have had full custody of the children for over a year as he refused to keep them overnight anymore, and a letter from his lawyer acknowledging my full custody sent to me almost a year ago).

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Lynndolyn Tippins Mitchell

Answered
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: There are many situations where children end up on both parents medical insurance. If you choose to add your three daughters and receive a tax deduction, you will need to inform the other parent that you have made the change and ask him/her to take the girls off of his/her policy.

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