My soon to be ex husband changed our health insurance policy after the automatic orders went into effect. He never told me; he also owns the company, so it was all his decision. So when I went to the doctor, I got charged a higher copay and was billed for a test that used to be included under the old policy. The ex is paying a lot less for the new policy and I have to pay more for less coverage. This is really frustrating. I can't get my own coverage yet because I'm working only part-time; I have to be home for our 9 year old after school. Do I have any standing to get more support since he did this?
Also, part of the problem is that I have needed counseling after my ex hurt me, and it isn't covered by the policy that I have now.
You need to file a violation application with the Court. They will not know that he violated the temporary orders unless you bring it before the court. You will request that he reinstate the old coverage, or that he be responsible for all the increased costs you now incur. Meet with an experienced attorney in your area to discuss how to bring the application. Do not request additional spousal support to cover the increased costs, as that will be taxable to you as income.
The automatic orders are in place so that neither party can change the status quo. It is a court order. You need to file an Order to Show Cause for a violation. Speak to your attorney.
The above is a general answer and is not considered legal advice. You should contact an attorney before proceeding to take any legal action, signing any papers or upon service of a summons.
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