For couples who are in the middle of a Nebraska divorce, or who have recently emerged from the divorce process, insurance issues deserve timely attention on the part of both parties. While many spouses are beleaguered by the wide range of decisions to be made during this busy time, this is one topic that can have devastating results if not properly addressed. Spouses should make every effort to ensure that their divorce needs are taken care of as soon as possible.
One insurance concern involves the availability of adequate health insurance coverage. In many cases, spouses and shared children are covered under one spouse's employment benefit package. However, once the marriage ends in divorce, the former spouse will lose eligibility as a dependent, and will need to seek out new insurance coverage. In addition, spouses should never assume that the other parent will continue to retain coverage for shared children. The obligation to provide a child's insurance should be clearly spelled out within the divorce agreement.