Are the Costs of Health Insurance Considered for Alimony in Arizona?
Cost of Health Insurance and Alimony in Arizona
The Court must consider the cost of obtaining health insurance for the spouse seeking alimony in Arizona, as well as the cost savings of the spouse who is no longer providing or paying for health insurance for the other spouse. In many cases, this will not represent a significant factor to the Court because health insurance costs are not typically the largest of the living expenses a person may incur.
However, there are situations where health insurance costs can be significantly high when, for example, someone is older
Are Health Insurance Costs Considered for alimony in Arizona?
or has a serious medical condition. In such cases, some people elect to seek a legal separation, as opposed to a divorce.
This situation would occur If the paying spouse has an employer group health plan and that plan allows both spouses to remain on the health insurance plan if the parties are legally separated and not divorced. The law still allows for an award of alimony in Arizona if the parties seek a legal separation instead of a divorce.
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