Q: My ex-husband died suddenly in April. Our only child has been in ICU since last July, and is disabled
My child turned 18 in July. He needs a heart and kidney transplant. His stepmother wants to discontinue child support and his health insurance, as my child now receives his father's SSI death benefits. He is ineligible to receive Medicare, Medicaid, or SSI disability due to receiving these death benefits. He must have private insurance to receive the transplants and continued ICU care. He has been on life support since 1 July 2018. He is still in high school, on homebound, and will not graduate high school until May, 2020. I have a divorce decree specifying that child support of 138.46 a week will be paid by my ex-husband, as well as the child's health insurance and half of his medical expenses. This decree has not been modified since 2002.
Is my son’s former stepmother able to suddenly have the estate stop paying child support and medical insurance, as she advised she was doing in her email sent to me today?
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