My best friend has a 3 year old and was never married to her father. The are no longer together but have not went to court for custody. Does she automatically get temporary custody of the child until the go in front of a judge?
Yes. Absent anything to the contrary, natural mom of a child born out of wedlock is considered custodial parent by Nebraska law, but there are a number of factors that may change this, such as whether paternity was established by acknowledgment of the father, whether the parents are residing...Read more »
Child Support and Parenting Time are two separate issues. Not paying support doesn't prevent you from visiting and paying support doesn't guarantee a right to visit. Alot depends on whether the guardianship is full or partial. A guardian simply steps into the shoes of a parent and has the...Read more »
However, my partner have been in my childs life since she was 1.5 years old and is the father figure since. And my ex has not had any contact with myself or my child since Feb 2018. As well my ex lives in another state.
From the way I read this question, you are seeking to have a partner/significant other replace the biological parent who is not involved or is only involved with child to pay support. If that's correct, here would be my answer:
1) If you are primarily concerned about what would happen...Read more »
Only the client can fire the attorney and give direction to the attorney on how to represent the client. Further, from your statement here, it sounds like the attorney is performing or performed his or her duties but perhaps the client/your friend is not helping his or her own case...It would be...Read more »
The judge established he should pay $350+ per month (in Nebraska). Will my daughter see any of that money or does the state take it all? Also, the amount seems very high for someone making only 11 bucks an hour. They said the judge set it according to what his "earning potential" is. Can... Read more »
Yes, your daughter receives the child support directly. Earning potential means income was imputed at the level he could be reasonably expected to earn. (A parent cannot voluntarily quit a job or work for less money to avoid supporting their child/ren). If the parties reside together in the future,...Read more »
Yes. Ex parte motion must meet the emergency level but it only has to be signed by the Court- not necessarily on file or public record. They only have 5 days to file a Petition following that Order and a temporary custody hearing must be held in a timely manner. If children have been removed, most...Read more »
Hello, I am finishing up a CPS case, completed treatment, have housing, my own vehicle, clean drug tests for a year. However, my childs father is trying o force visits with our daughter since October, but has been unsuccessful this far due to trauma he inflicted on us both. He is on probation for... Read more »
Nebraska DHHS has a general policy that they will follow recommendations of a children's therapist with regard to visitation, but generally to suspend visitation requires a court order. You mentioned having an open case - this means you likely have a court-appointed attorney. You should talk...Read more »
The answer to how to address this depends on whether you have a legal custody order (temporary or permanent) that provides you with parenting time. If so, then the mom is in contempt if she unilaterally decides not to send your daughter. If you are separated but no order is entered, you will want...Read more »
No. There are very few legal reasons that would allow someone to refuse to be deposed or to testify if they have been properly noticed or subpoenaed and served. One of the guaranteed rights in legal cases is the right to confront and cross examine the witnesses. If the victim is not sure if s/he...Read more »
Yes. There are several factors that may affect legal rights and responsibilities. First, whether natural father signed an acknowledgment of paternity at the child's birth. If so, that is legal paternity. If not, parents can only bring a private action to legally establish parentage within the...Read more »
Remember that your divorce decree is only valid as between the two parties involved - the Court that granted your Decree cannot force a bank to remove your name or allow the ex to refinance. As a best practice, my office typically ensures we draft a provision requiring the spouse keeping a mortgage...Read more »
First, a typed paper alone is not enough for delegated parental authority unless it is notarized and uses this form: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/self-help/families-children/temporary-delegation-parental-powers
Second, if the parent revokes the Temporary Delegation at any time, it is...Read more »
She has primary custody but neither of the kids want to live with her. They are afraid if she finds out they told me before action is taken that she will be more abusive towards them. Their grandparents can confirm what they are saying and I have several texts from the kids as well.
You should call the hotline or law enforcement to report this. You may also file for a modification of custody in order to obtain custody of your children. What the children want is a consideration, but not determinate. However, if the treatment by mom rises to the level of abuse and there is...Read more »
If you have reconciled as a family and your ex-spouse is now providing direct support, either of you can file a Complaint to Modify and reduce the support to zero. If your intent is to remarry you can simply provide notice of that and a Motion to set aside any child support. If he has arrears...Read more »
SoMy sons dad was issued child support then I never received any payments but the order still stands I went to prison for 4 1/2 yearsAnd my mom received temporary guardian because of length of my prison stay . Where then I was put on child support as well! Is this legal for two child support... Read more »
The issue is that the parents are the persons who have an obligation to financially support their child or children. Grandparents and others have no legal responsibility to provide financial support for children they did not give birth to or adopt. Both parents have an obligation to support their...Read more »
There is no "alienation of affection" claim in Nebraska, so no way to sue the other party. Further, if this unfortunate situation results in your divorce, the affair/infidelity has no bearing on the court's decisions either. I wish you all the best as you determine what your next...Read more »
The only way to really know your rights and responsibilities in a divorce is to confidentially visit with an attorney about the specific facts of your situation. The attorney can talk about the potential options and positive and negative aspects of your position. As a general rule, courts try to...Read more »
If you are accepting Medicaid, child care subsidy, or any other public benefit (food assistance, AFDC, etc.), and you do not reside with the father, Child Support Enforcement is going to require him to pay support officially. You will have some input into how much is acceptable, but it will need to...Read more »
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