Will I have to Pay my Wife’s Medical Bills After we Divorce?

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“After informing my wife of my desire for a divorce she has claimed that I will have to pay for her medical bills the rest of her life. She is not medically disabled. She could work but declines to. She does have mild asthma, high blood pressure and thyroid all of which she is taking medication for. I am retired Navy and understand she can get one year of Tricare Prime for a very low rate. After the year she must get her own health insurance. Thank you.”

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Once you file the divorce action you are probably not going to be able to remove her from health insurance until you get a judgment. As part of the divorce, she will likely be ordered to find her own health insurance if she does not want to pay the rate to keep her on the insurance she currently enjoys.



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