Do I have to pay for health insurance for my spouse and daughter during divorce even though I’m not on their policy?

So when married, my wife and daughter
were on their own separate health
insurance that was paid by me since she
was a stay at home mom. Now during the
divorce am I forced to continue paying
for their insurance even though I’m not
on it?
Thank you

Asked on January 9, 2018 under Family Law, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

The general rule is that you must maintain the present insurance while the divorce is pending.  That is for states that have what is called an "automatic stay" when you file, which means that everything must be at a status quo during the pending divorce.  Seek consultation from an attorney in your area.  Good luck.


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