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Question: I am pregnant with an ex-lover's child and he wishes no part in the childs life. I know he will not sign the birth certificate when the baby is born. Is there a way I can get a court order for him to put the child on his health insurance? I dont want child support money or anything like that but wish the child to have both mine and his health insurance coverage. Is this possible?

Answer:

The following is provided for general information only. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directlyChild support is a judicial court order for a parent to provide for the reasonable needs of children according to the abilities of the parents to pay. Part of the method Arizona uses to determine the level of child support obligation is to factor in a parent’s employment-related health insurance. The court can assign responsibility for providing medical insurance, however according to the 2011 Arizona Child Support Guidelines, if both parents have comparable medical insurance available to the child the court may favor assigning this responsibility to the parent with primary physical custody (see page 7). The Child Support Article on this website has other information about this subject which may be useful.

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  • I am pregnant with an ex-lover's child and he wishes no part in the childs life. I know he will not sign the birth certificate when the baby is born. Is there a way I can get a court order for him to put the child on his health insurance? I dont want child support money or anything like that but wish the child to have both mine and his health insurance coverage. Is this possible?

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