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My Dtr. is a full time college student and turns 20 in

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My Dtr. is a full time college student and turns 20 in January 2017, My x wife has had the responsibility of maintaining Health Insurance for her and we both pay 50/50 for any health related expense not covered by the Insurance. I am responsible for child support. Does my x-wife have the same obligation now my Dtr. is in college or can she discontinue it. She is threatening to cut her off from health Insurance if she does do as my X desires. Is she legally obligated for coverage like I am for child support or is she not?
JA: Not for this question, but they might if you need additional services. You'll have to ask the lawyer about that. Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Missouri
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 month ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
If the child is enrolled in an institution of higher education, the parental support obligation shall continue until the child completes his education or until the child reaches the age of 22, whichever occurs first. See: Mo. Rev. Stat. § 452.340.5
This would include your ex's duty to continue insurance as well as your legal obligation to provide support.
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