October 2017 | 25 Neb. App. 102 (Neb. Ct. App. 2017)

Drabbels v. Drabbels (Nebraska 2017)

The court should not include employer-paid health insurance as income to a parent for child support. In this case, the father’s employer pays the health insurance premium for the father and the child. The district court included this cost in the father’s monthly income but did not give him credit for the premium amount off his monthly support. The father appealed. The Appellate Court found that since the employer paid the premium, it should not be included in the father’s income. This resolved the issue of providing him credit off his support. The mother also appealed arguing that the father’s other fringe benefits, such as overtime, should have been included in his income. The appellate court found that there was no evidence to indicate the father received overtime regularly.

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