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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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Q: Does my ex-husband's child support from his prior relationship loweroldest son turns 19 and does my raise for our 3

2 kids prior to our marriage he currently pays support. We have 3 he currently pays for. His oldest turned 19

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Mar 25, 2020

There isn't generally an automatic increase in child support when the payor's older child emancipates. That being said, if a child support modification action was filed, the payor would generally no longer have that older child as credit for child support when recalculating support.... Read more »

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Q: Don’t want to put my bd on child support but I get public assistance. Idc for adc, medicaid or snap benefits

Because I will be making enough money not to need those benefits anymore,and he can just add my baby to his health insurance. But he does for her regardless is there a way I can tell them that and bring in proof ? Like a written agreement, receipts and etc ? I will just need child care but willing... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Mar 16, 2020

If parents and their children are residing and raising their children in the same household, they need to report this to public assistance. If public assistance shows that the family are all residing in the same public assistance household, then the child support agency generally has no duty to... Read more »

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Q: letterfromchild support saying there not requesting dna test anymore bc he signed paternity papers saying he is the dad

But they want us to come to court to vacate order of dna test will be called up for a hearing before district court .. what will happen this day? Never been in this situation before so I’m confused

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Mar 16, 2020

It is common for the child support attorney to file a motion for DNA paternity testing when there is a question of paternity in a child support case and paternity hasn't been legally established. Once a person signs a notarized acknowledgement of paternity to have the father's name added... Read more »

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Q: I don’t want to put my bd on child support, what benefits will I loose ?

He does for her regardless, is there anyway I can show them that ? She can get added to his medical insurance.. I just need child care I’ll even pay a co pay

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on Mar 7, 2020

If you are accepting Medicaid, child care subsidy, or any other public benefit (food assistance, AFDC, etc.), and you do not reside with the father, Child Support Enforcement is going to require him to pay support officially. You will have some input into how much is acceptable, but it will need to... Read more »

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Q: Father didn’t sign birth c but when child support papers came here checked yes for wanting to be added,did they add him

How do I know if they added him or not

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on Mar 7, 2020

That depends on whether the paternity matter and child support matter are completed or not yet. Typically there is a process involved and it's not immediate. It's relatively inexpensive for you to simply order a new copy of the birth certificate from Vital Statistics if you wish. Best wishes!

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Q: In court orders it says I am to be made aware of appointments and the kids names are to be changed. Amoung other thing

She has not done any of this and has me blocked from contacting her. How can I file a contempt of court

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Mar 5, 2020

There are some forms available on the Nebraska Supreme Court's website under forms regarding show cause/contempt actions that will give you an idea of how these work.

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Q: I'm paying child support on a child that i have no legal rights to?

My name is no where on any legal papers

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Mar 3, 2020

If it is a Nebraska child support order, then there must be a Nebraska court case that created the child support order. If you contact child support services, you can find out the Court Case number. The case number would also likely be on any invoice you receive for child support.

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Q: can a closed South Dakota child support case be reopened in South Dakota when neither parents no longer reside in the st

The custodial parent closed the case in May 2017, left the state of SD at that time with no notification to the court of the relocation. The non-custodial parent was incarcerated at the time the order was initiated 2016 and was not released until 2017 and immediately paroled to Omaha, NE.... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 24, 2020

If it is a South Dakota case, the person inquiring needs to speak with an attorney licensed in South Dakota. If this was a Nebraska case, the party would likely be able to reopen enforcement of unpaid judgment established by a court order for child support.

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Q: I already have a child support order set. Does it need to be redone once we file for divorce?

We have child support set. But the divorce papers are asking us to refill out all that information

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on Feb 24, 2020

If you already have a child support case through the courts that case needs to be listed/identified in the divorce filings so the Court is aware of it. It generally makes the most sense for clarity and future modification needs to have both custody/parenting time and child support ordered under the... Read more »

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Q: Seeking a custody change

My ex and I have two children with 50/50 custody arrangements. This is to include sharing costs for all school, daycare, and medical costs, ect. He is also ordered to pay $156 a month in child support. Since our divorce was finalized, he hasnt paid any additonal costs and stopped paying child... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 11, 2020

A party needs specific court permission to move the children out of state. Generally, but depending on the wording of the current order, a party doesn't need court permission to move the children within state. That being said, if the move would effect the parenting time or exchanges, it is... Read more »

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Q: I owe 2 years back support due to not working cause of medical issues. Once I start working again how will payment work

I know I'll have to pay current support but how will the back payments work?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jan 22, 2020

Technically all back child support is due and owing. There are limits on what can be collected via income withholding on your wages. A typical income withholding is often 150% of the child support. Thus, if your child support obligation is $300, then a typical income withholding may be $450. It... Read more »

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