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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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: 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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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Nebraska on
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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Nebraska on
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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