In Georgia, if the parents agree in writing that the parent who gets child support will provide health care coverage, can the judge then not order parent who pays child support to provide the coverage?
There is a case where the private insurance is causing problems with the child receiving needed services through Medicaid.
In an uncontested case - a case resolved by an agreement of the parties, yes the parties can agree to whichever parent providing insurance. In a contested case - a case resolved by the judge at a trial, the judge decides who provides health insurance. Was your case contested or uncontested?
It depends on your court order and the Child Support Addendum/Settlement depending on your case. If you wish to change the insurance obligation, you need to consult with an attorney as that would be a modification that could effect child support obligation going forward.
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