Due to the Affordable Care Act, more and more Americans are obtaining health
insurance through innovative new mediums. This makes it easier for unhappy
married couples to divorce. According to many divorce attorneys, health
care used to be a serious concern in any divorce. The couple would carefully
work through all divorce implications and then determine whether or not
they could divorce and still remain insured. Now, there are many health
care insurance options on the market. Pre-existing conditions are no longer an issue.
This means that people who were once reluctant to divorce for fear of losing
health insurance coverage would do well to reconsider. The Affordable
Care Act has made it so that health insurance is no longer a reason to
stay married. The ACA is diminishing the value of health care insurance
as a negotiating tool in divorces. In the past, couples would sometimes
arrange an agreement where one spouse got alimony or a percentage of assets
in compensation for health insurance coverage. Yet now, with the Affordable
Care Act, this is no longer a driving force in divorce. People now can
ask for health insurance policies under the ACA.
If you are concerned about health insurance and how this will affect your
divorce, a caring Los Angeles divorce lawyer at our firm can help you
to investigate your health care options. You may be able to remain on
your ex-spouse's health care insurance depending on the company and
the nature of your divorce. If you cannot receive your spouse's health
insurance, this is no reason to refrain from
divorce. We can help you to explore other options and make sure that you get the
sound divorce that you desire despite your health insurance roadblock.
Call Claery & Green today to learn more!