Hello, I am new here and thought this would be the best place for an opinion on a very serious subject to me.
After going through 18 years of child support hell, we finally got done with it in 2009.
Now that there might be a new law going into effect in 2014 stating that parents can keep a kid on their medical insurance till they are 26, I am worried that the Attorney General's office might allow closed child support orders to be reopened to require the now ADULT to be put on medical insurance again. OR a judge will force a father to do this even outside a child support order.
I live in Texas. The stepkid in question will very likely be still be in college in 2014 and I wouldn't put it past her and her mother to try something like that. She has tried every way possible to get us to pay her way through life since the child support order stopped.
What do you think is the chance that a noncustodial parent will be forced to put an adult child(I hate using that word.) back on their insurance even if the case has been closed?
I personally think this is total BS. Most 26 year olds should have a job of their own and if the law goes into effect, why can't they just buy their own health insurance. It would very likely be subsidized and a lot cheaper than some parents having to put them on. In our case it would be $400 a month. We can't afford that.
I know I am buying trouble, but this was the first thing I thought of when I heard that on the news today.