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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: I have a 10yo but never established paternity. How can i do that now?

I have received assistance but could not benefit from their help bc it being a one night stand i didnt know how or where to look for him, until recently. After finding him and his full name on FB i googled him. I got the address and a phone number.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Oct 23, 2019

You can file an action to ask the Court to establish paternity and child support. Alternatively, you can contact child support services and request the State file a paternity action now that you have contact information to attempt service on the father.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: Can my child’s counselor and lawyer deny me to see my child if it’s not signed off by a judge? If doctors also agree?
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Sep 26, 2019

If a parent is being denied access to their child without a court order, it may be time to file an action or motion to ask for a court order allowing specific parenting time. Whether such will be granted or not depends on the specific facts of the case. You should contact an attorney to assist... Read more »

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Q: Interesting in finding out what options a 16 year old in Nebraska and if they can legally live somewhere else

Interested in finding out the options for a 16 year old in Nebraska who is living in an abusive household

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Sep 26, 2019

If a child is being abused or neglected, every person has a legal duty to report the abuse or neglect to the child abuse hotline. The number is (800) 652-1999. If it is determined that a child is being abuse or neglect, it could result in removal of the child from the home, services provided to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: Chances of judge starting parenting plan after 13 years of being divorced just because Of modification of child suppor

Been divorced 13 years after receiving child support modification papers defend it now wants modification of degree to get visitation of 15and 17-year-old sons whom both attend school and work and don’t want to go with defendant whom live in Omaha every other weekend .younger child defendant... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Sep 15, 2019

Even when a parent has gone a long period of time without seeing their children, the Court will often grant parenting time if requested. It is common for a judge to start with counseling first. For example, the judge would order family reunification therapy where the parent and child first meet... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: Hello... I'm looking for West's Texas Digest full volume set. Have an idea where I can find a hard copy somewhere?

I'm not for sure which reporter it is under. But all "contracts", designed by John B. West in his "West American Digest System" in the mid 1800s, and developed by "West Publishing" to organize the entire body of American Law.

For instance, I have West's Nebraska Digest -- The entire set.... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Sep 2, 2019

Contact West Publishing? Amazon? E-bay?

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: Will a judge in Nebraska start a parenting plan for Parents been divorced 13years and sons 17, 15 don’t want to?

Been divorced 13 years andNow since child-support modification noncustodial parent filing for visitation for 1715-year-old boys I’m don’t want to be made to have to go every other weekend etc. and I’m not custodial parent is more than willing to give up his rights of Nusz vasa d now since... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 27, 2019

Your question is a little unclear. It is possible for the parties to dismiss their custody action if the parties have decided to pursue an uncontested adoption action instead. It is generally the custodial parent and their spouse that files the adoption action. The biological parent that wants... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nebraska on
Q: Can my husband go pick his daughter up?

My stepdaughter was placed with someone she doesn't know by her mom who signed a temporary guardianship form. The guardian is willing to give her to us as there is no custody established but we want to be sure it's still legal for him to take her without court order.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 26, 2019

If the father wants custody of his child, he should obtain a custody order. If the mother is trying to give placement to a third party, then the facts are likely favorable that father can obtain custody of the child. If there is already a custody order in place, he would need to file a custody... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: I am being charged with a class 4 felony for back child support and now am being charged for 4 charges rather than one

I have had 5 surgeries in the last 4 yrs and pending more and the back is due to the state due to filing of family members being the mother dropped the support odder

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 21, 2019

I'm not sure what your specific question is. If you are facing felony charges, you can be appointed a public defender if you can't afford an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nebraska on
Q: I am 18 , my mom wants me to move to New Mexico with her from Omaha. I don’t want to

There is substance / drug abuse involved. I have a family in Omaha who is willing to take me in. My mother has no job and she is living with someone in Hobbs. The age of majority in Hobbs is 18. Meaning I can leave Hobbs if I want. Do I have to go to Hobbs or can I stay in Omaha? If I can stay in... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 21, 2019

In Nebraska, a parent has both the authority and responsibility to choose where their child resides until the child is 19 years old. Generally the age of majority is governed by residence. If a child is residing in another state, then that age of residency applies. That being said, if there is a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: I was wrongfully charged with child abuse, and want to fight it please help.
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 8, 2019

What your best defense is depends on the facts of your case and what specifically you were charged with. Hire an attorney to assist you or request court-appointed counsel.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: Can the custodial parent opt out of receiving child support if both parents agree?

My s.o’s ex wife has stated she doesn’t want child support, is there a way she can opt out of receiving it and him paying it?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jul 24, 2019

Yes, generally in Nebraska the parties can agree to waive child support. That being said, an exception may occur if the child is receiving public assistance from the state to help support the child. Depending on what type of public assistance the child is receiving, the parent may not be able to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: My daughter is getting child support, on her fafsa she has to claim me, the biological mother and the step dads income!!

Her EFC, expected family contribution, is high and is not eligible for any federal grant money or need based scholarships! Since her step dad and I have to take out loans to help her out with college, does the biological dad have the right to claim her on his taxes this year? Also is there support... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jul 16, 2019

In Nebraska, the duty to pay child support continues until the age of 19. The parents can enter into a contract, even within their custody order, for the parents to have an obligation to provide assistance with college tuition or expenses. The Court can't order this unless both parents agree to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: My son's mom is refusing to let me take our son anywhere, like the park or even to lunch without her and no court order

I'm currently on probation or a shoplifting charge I received 3 years ago and our son is almost four. I have no History of Violence and until recently have been the sole provider for him and her. She decided to move to a town 45 miles away, where I travel to at least three or four times a week to... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 27, 2019

If the parents can't agree on custody or parenting time, then it is time to file a custody action to ask the court to set a set schedule for custody and parenting time. If paternity hasn't been legally established, the father may need to file an action asap if the child is approaching 4 years old... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: My ex is getting custody of my oldest child, he is not biologically his. How do I stop this?

Ex husband was very abusive, reports and rrests on dv. Bc of a recent case with hhs and drug use (children not exposed in any way via proof hair follicle test) Temp guardianship was given to my parents. The ex, who was just released from jail on the exact same charges as me after being completely... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 24, 2019

You may want to take a look at the Nebraska Supreme Court case at Cesar C. v. Alicia L, 281 Neb. 979 (2011). In this case, the mother and non-biological father signed a notarized acknowledgment of paternity (the document signed that puts a father's on a birth certificate) stating that the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nebraska on
Q: Can the father of the baby, take the baby out of state right after birth?

being 8 weeks pregnant, the babies father moved out of state. He wants to take the baby after birth and keep him/her for a month and then switch back when he feels. Is he legally allowed to take a baby after being born if there has been nothing court ordered or court documented besides the baby... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 13, 2019

A father has parental rights in Nebraska when paternity is legally established. In Nebraska, paternity is established by being married to the mother when the child was conceived or born (legal presumption when married), by signing the birth certificate (technically the notarized acknowledgement... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nebraska on
Q: Parental rights

I was denied placement of my disabled granddaughter by cps because of lame excuses that hold no merit. My granddaughter is now placed with a stranger. A licensed foster parent. Can the mother sign my granddaughter over to me? Maybe a Temporary Delegation of Parental Rights? If so. Do we need an... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 6, 2019

If a child has been removed from a parent by the Court, the parent doesn't currently have the ability to assign rights to another party under a temporary delegation of parental powers. Only the Court can assign rights at this time. If the Court has placed the child in the custody of CPS, then CPS... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nebraska on
Q: What is my next step?

I have been trying to get approved to foster my disabled granddaughter since January. The state has drug this out for 5 months. I have done everything that they have recommended of me so that I could be approved. I was informed Monday that they have denied me. I have talked to two people that were... Read more »

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on Jun 5, 2019

If your granddaughter is involved in juvenile court and foster care, you can Motion to Intervene as a grandparent. Your best bet is to visit with an experienced juvenile law attorney. You have a right to see your home study as well, so that you can address it in Court if necessary. At the very... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: I realized my husband has an affair with other woman cheated before, can I sue her before my divorce?

He told me he is visiting his family in Europe but he is there with her now. Can they be arrested for a crime when they come back?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 4, 2019

Nebraska law has abolished the law that had given a spouse a right to sue the person the other spouse was cheating with for monetary damages.

Adultery is not a crime in Nebraska.

Nebraska is a no fault divorce state. Cheating in a marriage may be relevant as to alimony and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Nebraska on
Q: Can my child's father take my children out of state for vacation if i don't give him permission to leave state?

I have full custody

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on Jun 4, 2019

Unless your Parenting Plan specifically says he cannot leave a defined geographical area, he can travel freely during the confines of his scheduled parenting time. Many parenting plans include language about notifying for travel out of state, but do not require permission. However, if it is not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: obligated to pay ex's new wife for part of insurance premium she carries on our children?

My ex and I share joint legal/physical custody of our 2 kids. There is no child support exchanged. My ex's new wife carries the medical insurance on them as she already had a family plan in place so her premiums did not change. My ex is now wanting me to pay her for part of the premium. As I... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on May 17, 2019

It depends on what your order states. If the order states that each party has to pay half of the insurance premiums, then depending on the wording of the order, a party could be responsible under the order for half the premiums through a new spouse's insurance. That being said, if there is no... Read more »

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