I'm working on the decree they gave me and it says that he won't have to cover any health care, now or in the future!!!!!!
He is unemployed now and we are on the state insurance coverage, so I wonder if your state has one, scotslass? We don't pay anything for it. It's basic coverage but I am glad to have it.
I was going to ask my L the same thing because I notice there isn't lingo for penalties.
This decree they used for an example really sucks for whoever it was for, because it was attempting to "share the expenses and no, no alimony given", but I don't know the conditions or reasons for the filing, of course.
Whoever got it got a seriously bum deal.
Anyway, hopefully your L or IC can advise answers to those questions.
FWIW, wne person who was helpful when Perv was in hiding was actually DD's school principal, who is educated in all the local social service programs. She actually has a computer program and can search them and print some applications and info. It was pretty amazing to see.
I've also heard of one divorce scenario where they take away ExH's license (this is an L, to boot!) when things get to a certain point and other scenarios where they don't do a thing.
A person is a person, no matter how small. -Dr. Suess
Perserverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.