Council Bluffs, IA asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Nebraska

Q: Can somebody that has guardianship keep you from your child if you pay child support

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Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: 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 same rights a custodial parent would (only guardian does not have obligation to support child from own funds). You should visit with an attorney about whether you would want to file a motion to set aside guardianship or a motion to establish specific parenting time, etc. Best wishes to you as you work through this situation.

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