Have you ever thought about what would happen if the child-support-paying parent died prematurely? Any child support that you receive or should receive would end there. Most moms do not even consider getting life insurance on the other parent. When it is suggested to them most then say that they did not know that they could get life insurance added to their child support order. I am here to tell you that you can. I am also here to tell you how important that it is because to not overlook this detail. Life happens. Death happens.
Life insurance premiums can be covered as part of your expenses when calculating your child support order. There are many items which are overlooked during calculations and life insurance is one of them. For a listing of some others, see my child support expenses checklist from an earlier blog post: Child Support Expenses Checklist.