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Some recent changes to the healthcare laws require everyone to have health insurance. Tax penalties may apply if you are uncovered. To avoid these penalties more parents are seeking state assistance in the form of Medicaid. When a parent applies for Medicaid benefits she agrees to assist the state, through the Department of Revenue, in collecting child support from the prospective parent, usually the father. Many parents do not know that this agreement is included in the request for benefits. If you have been providing financial support to your child that is not court ordered child support, it is possible that the parent, usually the mother, is doing only what she has to do to secure the benefits like health insurance for the child. You may wish to consider asking for time and rights to the child, and you really need to be sure that you are given credit for the financial support you've provided.
Mary Zogg has extensive experience in assisting Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Longwood, Central Florida and Fort Lauderdale residents who require professional Divorce and Family Law Attorney legal services.