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Q: Full/Sole Custody-Can partner get it for their child from previous relationship with a misdemeanor on record?

We have children together plus partner's child from a previous relationship. the child portrays the mother as only caring to appear to be a good mother but in reality pays no interest. The mother has lied about situations in order to take said child out of school in which said child told us... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Oct 27, 2020

In order to have grounds for a change in custody, you generally need to show that there has been a material change in circumstances and that the change is in the minor child's best interests. If custody is changed from the custodial parent to the non-custodial parent, then the non-custodial... Read more »

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Q: Child support is being followed by a Texas decree. But, we live in NE. NE is 19, Texas is 18. Which do I follow now?

I need to know what to do if I divorced and am paying child support in TX as directed by my divorce decree. But, we all live in NE now. TX says 18 for child support, and NE says 19. We have been following the TX divorce decree that has never been changed since we all moved to NE. When my child... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Oct 14, 2020

Generally the age of majority for child support doesn't automatically change from the original order even if the parties move to a new state. Thus, child support can still terminate at 18 years old even if the child is living in Nebraska if the original order was entered in a state where... Read more »

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Q: My daughter gets Medicaid for my granddaughter and she and her boyfriend were ordered to child support court.

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 »

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on Oct 13, 2020

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 »

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Q: If my ex boyfriend pays 500 for 3 kids without it being through court , how do I put him on child support

I've been separated from my ex 2 years have 3 kids and he has not been there really at all and pays 500 a month for 3 kids without court order. 2 with disabilities. And currently in trouble with the law. Do I have a strong case and what do u recommend

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 27, 2020

Generally you can request child support be entered even if the parent is/was voluntarily paying child support. The amount ordered could be higher or lower than what the parent is voluntarily paying.

You can complete the online application to request child support services in Nebraska....
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Q: In a case regarding child support what happens if the mother does not show up on the court date

establish paternity and support it’s the state versus me and my kids mother who are separated

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 11, 2020

If it is a child support action brought by the State, the Court would likely go forward with entering a child support order against the non-custodial parent even if one or both parties don't show up at the hearing.

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Q: What happens if the mother does not show up at court

It is a template to establish paternity and support it’s the state versus me and my kids mother who are separated

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 11, 2020

If it is a child support action, the Court would likely go forward with entering a child support order against the non-custodial parent even if one or both parties don't show up at the hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Nebraska on
Q: Child Support Terminated June 9,2011 DHHS Didnt recognize it till 7-15-2020. Signed rights over, Adoption was final .

State never bothered to see if Adoption was final before Divorce of Custodial parent and Adoptee. $50 A month From June 2011 - July 2020 = State owes me correct? I was in contempt three times and served over 6 months in jail two of the three times, the 1st time I payed over $2500 To be released,... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 8, 2020

The burden is technically on the parent whose rights were terminated to file the motion to terminate child support. That being said, if the State received the money due to a child support assignment due to some type of public assistance, you may have a right to have it reimbursed. If the... Read more »

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Q: I am from Nebraska my significant other and I have a 6 year old daughter.

We broke up for a while at that time child support was started. We have reconciled and have been living together in a committed relationship since may 2018. We want to stop the support but are having problems doing so

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 6, 2020

Did Child Support Services assist you with establishing the child support order? If so, they will likely assist you with terminating the order. However, if you are receiving public assistance, he will likely need to show that the father has moved back into the public assistance household or they... Read more »

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Q: My daughter and I live in Nebraska her father is in Illinois he is 6 months behind in child support what can I do
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jul 7, 2020

One of the most cost-effective ways to enforce child support is to contact the child support office in the county where the order was entered. If that doesn't work, there are a number of other methods to enforce a child support order. This includes contempt actions and garnishments, among others.

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Q: Hi, I received a letter from the Nebraska child support services asking me to contact them to discuss a matter.

I am not on the birth certificate. The child is 13 years old. Previous father was taken off the birth certificate recently due to dna test, but is still in the childs life. I have also been in the childs life and provided for them with shelter, clothes, school supplies etc. The mother is... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jul 2, 2020

A court can order a party to take a DNA paternity test in a pending paternity/child support case. The Court can enter an order of sanctions, including a default order finding to be the father, if a parent doesn't follow the order for DNA paternity testing. If found to be the child's... Read more »

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Q: My son is getting a divorce after 5 years of marriage. They have a 9 month old baby My daughter in law moved out.

My son pays for her apartment. Part of the agreement was she watches the baby during the day so my son can work. She often calls and says she can’t because she is sick I believe she’s out on tinder dates If I can prove she is not wanting to watch her own child so she can be out and about,... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 9, 2020

Child custody determinations are very fact specific. A parent's involvement or lack of involvement with their child, as well as logistical considerations, are often taken into account when determining custody. If your son hasn't retained an attorney, he should do so asap.

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Q: Is there an age (of the child) in which the custodial parent would need to file for child support?
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on May 19, 2020

Child support can be requested for a newborn. You may not be able to file a new action for child support after the child has turned 18 years old in Nebraska.

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Q: My ex-husband and I divorced July 18, 2017. And 2 kids and us live together I want to stop child support? How can i ?

We moved in November 22, 2017 and are back together as a family we both provide for our kids so I don't want him to pay child support?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on May 5, 2020

If the person paying child support is now residing with the other parent and the children, generally a motion to terminate child support can be filed to ask the Court to terminate the support order.

If the children are receiving public assistance, the parents may need to make sure the...
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Q: My ex-husband and I divorced July 18, 2017. And 2 kids and us live together I want to stop child support? How can i ?

We moved in November 22, 2017 and are back together as a family we both provide for our kids so I don't want him to pay child support?

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on May 5, 2020

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 »

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Q: hi, my child support case is out of Minnesota. With my tax returns, Minnesota collected the remaining 1981.00 that was

hi, my child support case is out of Minnesota. With my tax returns, Minnesota collected the remaining 1981.00 that was due. The case has been closed for almost a year. After Minnesota collected the 1981.00 from taxes, they failed to notify the irs that the debt was paid, and to remove my name from... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on May 2, 2020

If your case is out of Minnesota, you need to contact the child support office in Minnesota and then an attorney licensed in Minnesota if the child support office can't assist you in having the funds returned to you. You may want to act quickly. In Nebraska, funds are distributed fairly soon... Read more »

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Q: What if husband son is 18 and he has been living in his own apartment.. can his mother still get child support for him..
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on May 2, 2020

Yes. Child support in Nebraska generally continues to the age of 19 years old. It is common for child support to continue even when the child is living out of the home, such as when a child is living in the dorms at college but the parent is still helping support the child. That being said, the... Read more »

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Q: can two child support orders orders be issued for just one child ? For father in prison and mom who g-ma currently has

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 »

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on May 1, 2020

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 »

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Q: Is this even legal

I got a letter saying my ex filed for assistance and state says I'll have to pay them money I already got a court paper saying I dnt have to pay child support signed by judge I have no court date on matter just state saying they will take money is this legal also my daughters mom who applied... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Apr 13, 2020

You may want to start with calling the child support office to see what exactly they are requesting. It could be that you were not ordered to pay child support in the past but a new child support case is being brought against you.

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Q: Do I have to pay childcare when my ex’s family members watch my daughter?

My ex husband has had custody for 3 years. I returned from deployment in January and will not be returning to work until May. Due to coronavirus, I offered to watch my daughter so that no one would miss work. Because she has school work, he feels it is more convenient for his mom, dad, or sister to... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Apr 11, 2020

If a party is ordered to pay a share of child care expenses, this can include payment if a relative is the child care provider. That being said, a number of factors come into play when the child care provider is a relative and the specific wording in the order could likely affect whether the party... Read more »

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Q: What happens at court, during a motion to vacate genetic testing?What all will be discussed
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Apr 7, 2020

Generally a motion to vacate genetic testing is when a judge decides whether to cancel an order requiring the parties to submit to genetic testing. I assume this is for paternity genetic testing since you categorized your question as a custody question. It could also address related topics such... Read more »

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