Women More Likely to Lose Health Insurance Than Men After a Divorce


Study Reveals Women More Likely to Lose Health Insurance Than Men After a Divorce

When people decide to bring about an end to their marriage and to pursue a divorce, there are many steps that need to be taken in order for this process to be completed properly.  One of those steps involves property division, and this issue can quickly become antagonistic and nasty for anyone who attempts to separate into two what was once one.  It seems that this is particularly so when it comes to health insurance.

According to a recent study completed by researchers at the University of Michigan, women are much more likely to be without health insurance after a divorce than men, and women are also much more likely to remain without health insurance for up to two years after a divorce than their male counterparts.  This trend has been tracked over many years and it has remained constant in the United States over that time.

Clearly, advocates for women have already decried the results of this study and demanded that more attention be paid to the health insurance aspect of property division during a divorce.  However, male advocates have reacted to the study with a general message that women should be responsible for their own health care after a divorce is completed, as they knew before the marriage was dissolved that they would soon if not eventually be without health care coverage.

San Diego Divorce Lawyers

As can be seen above with the reaction to this study, the property division aspect of a divorce can become particularly nasty for almost anyone.  Therefore, people who are facing the possibility of ending their marriages need to be sure that they take steps to protect their legal rights and their interests in case such a problem arises with their divorce.

If you are considering bringing about an end to your marriage and you want to be sure to give yourself the best chance possible to emerge from this situation successfully, seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for husbands and fathers for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.

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