Can a spouse cancel insurance during a divorce?

A common question is whether a spouse can cancel insurance during a divorce. The answer is no. Pursuant to RSMo. 452.317, a spouse cannot cancel insurance during a divorce. Missouri law states that “[f]rom the date of filing of the petition for dissolution of marriage or legal separation, no party shall terminate coverage during the pendency of the proceeding for any other party or any minor child of the marriage under any existing policy of health, dental or vision insurance.” If you have additional questions about divorce, call or come visit the family law attorneys at the Paul Law Firm. Consultations are always free!