Do I have the right/is it reasonable to ask for medical insurance in a divorce settlement?
Question Details: I'm a 56 years old and disabled with ongoing medical issues and expensive medications. My 40 year old spouse has been the primary source of income for 18 of the 21 years of our marriage. Currently, I'm using their work insurance combined with disability insurance. Do I have the right to ask for medical insurance in a divorce settlement? Same with my spouse's current life insurance policy. So I have a right to any of this as well?
A court can require someone to fund the spouse's health insurance or provide additional money (over other support) to pay for insurance; it can also require someone to maintain a life insurance policy with the spouse as beneficiary. Therefore, since these are things you could get in a divorce, you can certainly ask for them now.
Do not accept less than you believe is fair or less than you need: you will leave with this decision for the rest of your life. If they will not offer what you need, you can let the divorce go trial and let the judge decide what you should get.
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