Child Custody

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Question: Does a parent have to have health insurance on his or her child to be able to file for joint, physical custody?

Answer: No.  Health insurance has no bearing on the determination of  custody.  The orders regarding payment of medical expenses for your child/ren (whether insured or uninsured)  will be separate and distinct from those regarding custody.   Typically, health insurance is an issue regarding the payment of child support.  Usually, the party paying the monthly health insurance premium for the child/ren gets a credit for the payment in the child support calculations.  Payment of uninsured medical expenses for the child/ren are  allocated between the parties on a percentage basis - typically based on the income of each party.

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