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Q: Complaint For paternity within 4 years after the child is born. Does this apply to father who didn’t know about child?

Mother is trying to get child adopted by her current husband. Would the four year rule still apply if the father is not aware that a child was born.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Dec 18, 2019

The four year statute of limitations does not have an exception for a father not knowing about the child. That being said, there are a number of ways to successfully get around the four year statute of limitations depending on your circumstances. The most common is to request the State to file an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: while I was in jail my 2 kids where placed with my mother by the state. my mother and I are not on good

terms, I've tried many times to contact her, she wont even respond. I dont know anything about what the state has disided, I'd like to know what happened with the legal rights of kids, I'd like to get it on paper what the court desided but not sure how to.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jul 5, 2018

If you know what county the action was in, you can likely found out the court case number and what the final order was.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Nebraska on
Q: Can my 18 year old daughter be adopted by her step father? She has been asking for a few years.

Bio dad has not attempted to see her in over 5 years. Blocked her on social media. When she did try to ask him to allow it, he refused. He does pay his $375 a month but that's about all. She has a close relationship with her step father. She wants that stability. Because she's 18, can she do this... Read more »

Brendan Michael Kelly
Brendan Michael Kelly answered on Jul 27, 2017

In Nebraska a child is not an adult until the age of 19, but that may work to your advantage if you act prior to her becoming an adult. Get in touch with a good lawyer here on Justia and they should be able to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: My Son is 2b adopted by his SF. Got paper 2 sign in mail. Signing away rights is all thats mentioned? Still pay CS?

Since the papers only included my rights and mentioned nothing about my parental responsibilities in the paperwork does that mean I will still be responsible to pay future child support even after he is adopted? What happens to any back child support?

Brendan Michael Kelly
Brendan Michael Kelly answered on Apr 25, 2017

You will have to pay child support until the adoption is completed. You may also have to pay a $65 fee plus pay for service to get the CS stopped. You will continue to owe the back child support. My suggestion is you work with an attorney to help you and negotiate the terms so some of the prior... Read more »

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