Insuring Divorce Settlement and Child Support Payments Against Disability
Until now, there hasn’t been a way to ensure divorce settlement payments and child support continue if the person making those payments, “the Payor,” becomes totally disabled. While some people in white collar and professional/technical jobs may have disability income insurance through work or carry personal disability income insurance, it only insures a portion of their income, typically 40% to 60%. Many people don’t have any disability income coverage other than Social Security. So, if the Payor becomes disabled, it ranges from difficult to impossible to continue divorce settlement and child support payments to an ex-spouse, “the Recipient,” on top of paying his/her own bills. The Payor’s only option has been to file for a reduction in the obligation based on his/her current financial circumstances, which is costly and stressful for both the Payor and Recipient.
Now there is a Solution
DSI has developed a proprietary disability product with Hanleigh Management Inc., Lloyd’s of London Correspondent, which can pay most of the expenses dictated by the divorce decree (i.e. alimony, child support, children’s medical insurance premiums, tuition, activity fees and expenses, payments to buy the Recipient out of the Payor’s business, etc.) if the Payor becomes disabled. Please see the - The Financial Impact of the Payor Being Disabled for more background on the need for insuring a divorce decree.
For more information about this DSI program, please call Scott Fletcher at 888-279-8348 ext. 2012.