Divorced in CT. Mom lives in MA Dad in CT. Son will reside with both and use car for school and back and forth. Both parents helped to buy car. Car is registered with Mom with MA license. No wording in Parenting agreement for car insurance expenses.
Check the language of your Separation Agreement and see if it provides for child care costs to be divided equally (or whatever the percentage allocation may be) between the parties?
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Car insurance for a child is very often a dilemma. If you both agreed to share your son's extracurricular activities then you could argue that car insurance is an activity. The problem is, this argument works both ways. You may have to file a motion with the court to get dad to pay half.
If you want, and can't work it out on your own, go back to court and ask for a modification of your separation agreement. It makes much more sense for you two to talk like adults and work it out on your own.
Unless your parenting agreement provides for dad to pay half of the insurance expense then there is no obligation that he do so. You will need to go back to court and try and obtain a modification of the existing agreement/orders of the court if you two cannot work out an agreement on the issue.
While there may be an argument that this could fall under the language of your Separation Agreement that provides for child care costs or children's activities there is also an argument that it is not addressed. To be certain, file to have your Agreement modified to include this.
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