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Does the custodial parent have to provide insurance for a child?


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2015-02-06 22:49:45
2015-02-06 22:49:45

No. That type of issue is addressed by court orders not by their status as custodial/non-custodial parent. Generally, the parent who is better able to obtain insurance must insure the child and they are given a credit toward their child support obligation.


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2008-08-26 01:53:23
2008-08-26 01:53:23

Sometimes yes and sometimes no. That is usually decided in the divorce settlement.

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This should be outlined in your custody and child support agreement. The custody agreement should specify which parent is required to provide medical and dental insurance. Some states even require that both parents provide insurance for the child if it's available. Check your custody agreement. If it does not specify which parent is required to provide the insurance, typically the custodial parent will pay the bill and the non-custodial parent will reimburse them for half.

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Yes, of course. The custodial parent is entitled to any record concerning the child. Many non-custodial parents provide insurance coverage. That does not bar the parent with custody from the child's medical records. That wouldn't make sense and would be counter productive to the best interest of the child. Yes, of course. The custodial parent is entitled to any record concerning the child. Many non-custodial parents provide insurance coverage. That does not bar the parent with custody from the child's medical records. That wouldn't make sense and would be counter productive to the best interest of the child. Yes, of course. The custodial parent is entitled to any record concerning the child. Many non-custodial parents provide insurance coverage. That does not bar the parent with custody from the child's medical records. That wouldn't make sense and would be counter productive to the best interest of the child. Yes, of course. The custodial parent is entitled to any record concerning the child. Many non-custodial parents provide insurance coverage. That does not bar the parent with custody from the child's medical records. That wouldn't make sense and would be counter productive to the best interest of the child.

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Of course. The custodial parent should know where the child will be when she is with the non-custodial parent. If something should happen to the non-custodial parent the custodial parent should know where to get the child. Wanting to keep that type of information secret shows a problem of non-cooperation and a parent who is not thinking of the best interests of the child.

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Yes, if it is so ordered in the child support agreement. If the parent loses their insurance and the custodial parent has the ability to insure the child - it will be possible for the state to order the custodial parent to do so. This may change the amount of support the non custodial parent pays - it is entirely up to the whim of the courts.

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No. The parent with custodial rights is totally liable especially since the child was living with you while it happened. Answer That depends on several factors such as why the coverage was canceled, when it was canceled, who allowed the child to drive the car, whether the issue is addressed in the separation agreement, etc. If the custodial parent canceled insurance coverage for a reason and the non-custodial parent allowed the child to drive in spite of the cancellation, the non-custodial parent may be liable. If the child wrecked a car and as a result the custodial parent canceled the insurance coverage so they could no longer drive, the non-custodial parent would be liable if they continue to allow the child to operate a vehicle.


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