The answer to your question is YES. To create a paper trail, you may wish to write your ex a letter asking for the proof of the monthly payments for the health insurance for the child. You may wish to give her a deadline (for example 10 days from the receipt of the correspondence) to give you the monthly statements. If she works, and the health insurance premium is taken out of her check, then you can ask for documentation to prove that the child is covered through her employment and that the premiums are being paid. You should date the letter, sign it and make a copy of the letter.
If you do not receive the documentation from her within your deadline (eg. 10 days), then you can file a Petition to Request Proof of Medical Insurance for the Minor Child. If you have to file a Petition, then you must use the Caption from your divorce
(eg. Court, parties, judge, case number) and title your Petition.
You should include numbered paragraphs in your Petition:
1. Date of Divorce.
2. Provision in Divorce that provides for the payment of health care for the child;
3. State that you have asked both verbally, and in writing (see exhibit 1 and attach a copy of your letter) for documentation that the health insurance premiums are being paid.
4. State that your ex has failed, neglected and/or refused to provide you with the requested documentation.
A. Request a hearing;
B. Request that the Court Order your ex to provide proof of monthly payments of her half of the medical insurance;
C. Order your ex to pay the costs of having to file the Petition;
D. Order any other relief that is just and equitable.
Sign and date the Petition. File the original with the Court, a Copy for the Friend of the Court and keep a copy for yourself. You must mail a copy to your ex and then file a Proof of Service (available at the court) with the Court indicating the date that you served her and how you served her (by regular mail).
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