Texas Child Support Medical Insurance
Most states in America allow either or both parents to provide the child with medical coverage. Texas child support law requires that the non-custodial parent provide the medical coverage for the child. The non-custodial parent would have to purchase a medical plan through their employment. If coverage is unavailable through the non-custodial parent’s employment, then the custodial parent would provide the coverage.
The non-custodial parent would still be responsible for paying the coverage even if it is covered by the custodial parent’s employment. If neither parent’s employment carries no medical plan, then the court would order the non-custodial parent to pay an additional amount to cover the medical expenses. Medical coverage is not calculated within the child support plan, it is an addition that must be provided by the non-custodial parent.
I know that sounds really cut and dry therefor minimizing confusion or eliminating future areas of agitation but it’s never that simple. Even the best San Antonio divorce attorney will tell you that many arguments are created by who is responsible for paying medical insurance premiums.