How do I best go about getting my divorce decree modified?

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How do I best go about getting my divorce decree modified?

My divorceas finalized 6 months ago. I was ordered to provide healthcare for my 2 children, ages 7 and 3. However, I am unable to put them on my healthcare because my ex will not take them off of Medicaid. I feel in violation of the divorce order. What do I do?

Asked on May 3, 2012 under Family Law, Virginia

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You are wise to take action because you are in fact in violation of the order and could be held in contempt.  What you will need to do is to make a motion to modify the agreement and the decree or in the alternative to compel your ex wife to take the children off of medicaid so that you can in fact comply. Good luck.


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