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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: We had a temp hearing. The judge ordered child supt. When do I start paying? Order hasn’t be signed or filed in court.

We got 50/50 and the temp order states child support and alimony for me to start paying and for both of us to take care of our own mortgages and bills. She has not made the mortgage payment and I haven’t pay for child support and alimony yet since I don’t have any court paperwork. Her lawyer is... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Sep 21, 2021

The Order will include the start date that the judge ordered the payments to start. Most temporary orders are entered by the Court within a relatively short period of time after the hearing occurs, from a few days to a month or so on average. If the other party was required to prepare the order... Read more »

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Q: Why would a Complaint to Modify and a Stipulation to Modify have different statements for child support.

Stipulation says zero and Complaint says 10% increase in defendants child support obligation. My son is 18 and decided to live with his father in another state.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 19, 2021

The Complaint just has to give the other party general notice as to what might be requested if the case goes to trial. The Stipulation is what the parties actually agree to. Thus, the Complaint and Stipulation often have very different language.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: My son 8 told me his mom is manipulating him into hanging w/ affair partner/cousin he’s scared to go back what can I do

He doesn’t want to go back he has an older sister 14 who who this guy punched and their mother doesn’t care for because she chooses partner over kids

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 19, 2021

If you believe a child in Nebraska is being abused or neglected, then you have a duty to report such to the Nebraska Child Abuse Hotline. Everyone is a mandatory reporter in Nebraska.

If you want to ask the Court to enter or change a custody order or parenting time, then you would need to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: Wife and I are divorcing. She is giving me full custody. Can she waive alimony and i waive child support?

Wife and I agree on a simple, uncontested divorce. We have 3 minor children. She is granting me full legal and custodial custody, uncontested. She is leaving the state and going far away, so any joint custody will be impossible. She said that she does not want alimony because I have to raise the... Read more »

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on Jul 21, 2021

Yes, either party can waive alimony, and if it is waived at the time of divorce, it can never be requested again in the future. Child support is a different story. Even if it is waived initially, it can be modified to request support in the future. There are circumstances where the State will... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: hi I was looking for advice on how to handle court and getting custody of 4 minor children back into my custody

they were removed from my care based on lies stated from a officer which I have solid proof that accusations were untrue. The state took emergency custody based off of this lie of a statement. How do I stand up for myself?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 18, 2021

When a child is removed from a parent due to allegations of abuse or neglect, the parent will be appointed an attorney at the first hearing if they can't afford counsel. If you can't afford an attorney, you should request an attorney appointed and then speak with the attorney about your... Read more »

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Q: Child support case hasn't been reviewed in years. Could back pay be required?

My child support case hasnt been reviewed in many years. If its reviewed, is there a chance of owing retroactive support?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 18, 2021

There is a chance, although probably very unlikely. The earliest a child support modification becomes effective is generally the month after the action to increase child support was filed. This can be later if the party wasn't served the same month the case was filed. You also aren't... Read more »

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Q: In Iowa is a divorce decree with end date of child support considered an existing case ? I need to end IWO

I need to know if I file a new case or continue as existing case .Thanks

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 3, 2021

You may need to re-post your question in Iowa. Your question is currently posted in Nebraska but only an attorney licensed in Iowa can answer a question regarding Iowa law.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: My ex wife who has legal custody of our daughter has left her with me and said she is done. How do I get child support
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on May 12, 2021

If you are asking to change custody and for the other parent to pay you child support, you likely need to file a complaint to modify. The filing of the complaint to modify begins a modification action where you can ask the Court to change custody and order the other party to provide support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: My ex has currently gave me custody of our daughter but not legally how do I go about getting this changed?
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on May 12, 2021

In order to change a current custody order, you generally need to file a complaint to modify to start a modification action. If both parties are in agreement, you may be able to follow this up with submitting a stipulated modification order to change the order to the new terms that both parties... Read more »

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Q: Do I have the first right of refusal to watch my child in Nebraska?

My ex and her live in boyfriend recently went out of town. I am required by them (not the court), to communicate to them only through email. He emailed me asking if I wanted to watch my daughter. Of course and we set up a plan which ended with him saying’”Ok, sounds good”.I took that as... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Mar 10, 2021

The Court determines what is allowed in a specific custody/parenting time dispute by looking at the custody order and parenting plan. If you don't have a custody order with parenting plan, then you need to file an action to ask the Court to enter a custody order with parenting plan. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: I live in Nebraska and as a result of losing my job am behind on child support. Can my ex withhold contact with my chils

I lost my job and haven’t paid child support since June. I will, however get caught up. But my ex is not allowing me to even communicate with my child via text or phone call. If I can’t reach my child I am to call her boyfriend who then determines wether or not my wanting to speak or text with... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Mar 10, 2021

The Court doesn't tie child support and parenting time. If you file a contempt action, the Court can sanction the other party for denying parenting time due to non-payment of support.

Keep in mind, that the Court can also sanction you for not paying child support if the other party...
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Q: Hello,I was trying to get a copy of a child support order in 1990 from a Delaware County Pa from 1990? I’ve have been

getting no answers from DHHS or child support in many counties . The courthouse states it’s a “special request” and they will get back to me.Also stated no arrears if it was not modified before moving after a year? I now live in Ne. and received a letter from DHHS here in Ne. 2 years ago... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Mar 2, 2021

You would want to contact the Court or an attorney in the county that you are trying to obtain the records from.

I'm not sure what you mean by "special request." Here in Nebraska, you sometimes have to order the file and then wait a couple of days for older files to be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: I live in California. Daughter is graduating high school in CA end of May 2021 and then turns 18 2nd week of June.

We are relocating day after high school gradation in May. Child turns 18 middle of June. Child support ends 18 or graduation in CA whichever comes 1st. We are relocating day after graduation. Can I file in Nebraska right when we get there for another child support order since Nebraska child... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 23, 2021

When you register an out-of-state child support order in Nebraska, some rules from the original state still apply. This includes the "duration of the child support order." This means that the age of majority that automatically terminates child support from the original state still... Read more »

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Q: Stepson is enlisting in the Navy & we pay child support. In the state of NE will the child support end when he enlists
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jan 6, 2021

Child support generally (but not always) terminates when a child begins service in the military. You may want to check the wording of your order. Some orders specifically state child support ends when military service is entered. Depending on the terms of the order, you may need to file a motion... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: Can somebody that has guardianship keep you from your child if you pay child support
Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on Dec 28, 2020

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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: My ex husband owes thousands in back child support. Our children are grown and I do not need the back child support.

Can I terminate back child support owed to me? If so how in Nebraska?

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on Dec 16, 2020

You can execute a receipt for the amount owed which will cancel it out of the enforcement system.

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Q: I currently live in PA but I am making a move to Nebraska for schooling. Im so confused on how to get benefits in here.

I'm making a move to Nebraska from PA for college. I get medical assistance for my son and thats it. My sons father is not involved at all and I don't get child support either I never did. Now I had someone tell me the only way I can get daycare and medical assistance is if I am getting... Read more »

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Dec 8, 2020

Every parent has a legal duty to support their child; it cannot be eliminated simply by not being part of child’s life. As far as I am aware, every state requires a person seeking public benefits and assistance to also attempt to obtain child support from other parent. In this case state funded... Read more »

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Q: How do I avoid getting child support from my baby's father in Nebraska (PLEASE PLEASE HELP)

My baby's father is already $12k backed in child support from his first kid. I have thought it through a million times and I am 100% sure that receiving child support for our baby wouldn't be beneficial. I want the baby to still have his last name so I can't just not have him sign... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Dec 7, 2020

If you aren't receiving public assistance, you should be able to ask the child support office to close the case. If you are receiving public assistance and the father is in the same house, you should be able to ask the child support office to close the case as long as the father is also... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: How can my partner get partial custody or temporary guardianship of my child from previous relationship?

Also will it affect the child support pending?

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.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Dec 1, 2020

It depends on a lot of factors. A parent's rights are superior to those of a non-parent. The Court can grant a non-parent custody or visitation rights in limited circumstances. These are generally through a guardianship action when a parent is unfit or a request for in loco parentis... Read more »

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Q: without loosing his job, my ex managed to get notification to child support that he was no longer employed.

Some how my ex was able to send some kind of falsified notice to child support stating that he's no longer employed by the company he is still and has been working for for 3 yrs. How can this happen and why won't child support enforcement tell me how they were notified? What recourse do I have?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Dec 1, 2020

The Child Support Office is limited in what information they can provide to the custodial parent. You can send an income withholding to an employer on your own. You are not required to have child support send the income withholding. It is not uncommon for family law attorneys to do so. You... Read more »

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