Child Support and Health Care Coverage

October 26, 2017 – A child support order can help pay for your child’s housing, health care, child care and education costs, as well as for food and clothing.

Specifically a child support order can provide your child with medical and dental insurance coverage as long as the parent paying child support has health insurance through an employer or organization, or can get health insurance at a reasonable cost that can cover the children. However, the judge can decide that the health insurance costs are unreasonable if it is a hardship for the parent already paying child support.  For more information about the in’s and out’s of child support, please click here to view information on MassLegalHelp, and online resource for legal information.  If you would like to speak with a lawyer, please contact the Boston Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service at 617-742-0625 or submit an online request form here today! We refer to attorneys who offer a variety of fee structures, including Limited Assistance Representation, and reduced fees for those who qualify.