Layman's guess--sorry the correct battleground is family court
The reason i questioned a different route is because the judge has said, numerous times, that CA Family Court will not discuss CHILD SUPPORT and that they will only deal with Custody/Visitation.
I had to go through DCSS (Department of Child Support Services) to get the current child support order. so, it's like two seperate systems i have to deal with. we've never been "in front" of the child support court, of DCSS. i originally filed my paperwork at the courthouse, everything after that was done through a state agency via phone or email.
*i edited this post, as i just got off the line with DCSS*. they just suggested i provide them the reciepts/proof and they will tack it onto her child support bill. but that does not assure the medical is covered in the future and that does not assure i will ever recieve reimbursment for the out of pocket expenses, as they cannot even fully recover the regular child support i am owed.
Now if the order orders her provide medical coverage for the child and she has failed to provide this vital coverage and she is ordered to cover 50% of the out of pocket and apparently has not I think its time you rethink going on the serious offensive to get Mom cited for contempt and have her docked for any and all appropriate sanctions including but not limited to all your legal costs, back payment with interest and being darn sure the insurance is in place going forward under risk of she get to visit jail until she gets it right.
i feel you on this... but WHO's attention would i bring this to? Family Courts or DCSS?
Now part of the problem is if you don't employ a professional gladiator you have poor odds of coming out ahead in any such quests. But if in your fact pattern her conduct is so bad as to not provide insurance and if your fact pattern supports that she might get stuck to pay for your gladiator I suggest you revisit using the best darn gladiator you can find. Your gladiator will force her to do some talking! You are giving her cheap victory by failing to send in a paid gladiator
see, that's the thing - if i wasn't having hundreds of dollars from my paycheck taken out to cover the medical insurance costs, then i would be able to afford a "gladiator" (hehe). but i don't have any type of spare funds to throw at an attny. they have a MEN'S LEGAL CENTER in the city i live, that provides cheap advice for men, but they more specialize in men who are the NCP or typical "deadbeat dad". it seems an uphill battle when finding a cheap (or possibly free) legal assistance to represent a single father who has full custody of a daughter.
i feel like there is nobody to help someone like me.
(thanks for your assistance so far, Drew. I apprciate it)