Q: Will my ex be responsible for my child’s health care?
My ex and I just had a baby. I Found out five weeks before the baby was born that he was still married. And instead of him working from home he is actually a stay at home dad. I live in the state of Michigan and was already told by the child support division that he would be imputed at minimum wage for 30 hours a week for child support orders. My child has Medicaid but the father has employer provided health care through his spouses work. I looked up some of the laws regarding this and it says that his wife’s Insurance could end up being the primary for the child. Will they still do this if the child is on Medicaid?He will only be on Medicaid for a short period of time before I go back to work due to the pandemic. At which point I will be required to put him on my insurance if the father does not put him on his. I’m just curious to see if being in the noncustodial parent if you’ll be required to keep him insured since he has his own insurance?
A: Yes, medical coverage will be a part of the child support order. At a minimum, your ex will be responsible to the state for reimbursement of birth expenses. And so long as he (or you) have access to private insurance, one of you will be required to keep the child covered.
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