Asked in Family Law for Nebraska

Q: my stepdaughter is 17 does she have to go to her moms if she has a job her mom lives 45 miles away

the parenting plan was made when she was 7 yrs old, and states that her mom is to get her every tuesday and thursday but 6 years ago she moved 45 miles away and does not get her on those day's but does take her every other weekend and her holiday's. Her being 17 she has a job

and she is suppose to stay with her mom for 2 weeks at a time this summer, my question is does she have to do the 2 weeks since she has a job in our home town so she doesn't have to drive 45 miles a day to work 4 hours a day?

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Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: Unless you reach an agreement with the other party, you are required to follow the court order. If a teenage child has only two weeks in the summer with an out-of-town parent, it would be common for the teenager to take off work for those two weeks to visit their other parent. If that doesn't work in your situation, you should try to reach an agreement that does work. If the current order no longer makes sense for your situation, it may be time to file a modification action to modify your order to something that does.

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