What Is Medical Support?

Medical support is what a parent may be ordered to contribute to the child`s medical needs. Most parents are ordered to provide health insurance for the child and some parents are ordered to pay a specific dollar amount for medical costs. Most recent child support orders require parents to provide medical support. Older orders can be revised to include medical support.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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