If my ex-husband was ordered to pay my health insurance, can the premium be income deducted?

My ex-husband was ordered to pay my health insurance for 3 years which he has failed to do and has been found in contempt for not doing so. Can the premium amount be income deducted so that I can pay it myself?

Asked on September 8, 2011 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your situation.  Has the entire three years past already?  And you have brought him back to court based upon the order (good for you) and the court found him in contempt.  But if there was not order for a sum certain - as if you had paid it _ then there was not judgement issued, correct?  And if there is no judgement for a sum certain then you can not take action to collect on that judgement by garnishing his income (which is what I think you mean by "income deducted).  You may have to lay out the money yourself and then again go back to court.  One needs to read the agreement in total to see how to proceed.  Good luck.


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