I lost my job and haven’t paid child support since June. I will, however get caught up. But my ex is not allowing me to even communicate with my child via text or phone call. If I can’t reach my child I am to call her boyfriend who then determines wether or not my wanting to speak or text with... Read more »
My daughters were staying with my mom in Nebraska, while I was in the process of moving from Texas to another State. I was staying w/ a friend while finding a place to live & getting my youngest signed up for preschool. I signed for my mom to have temporary guardianship of my older daughter, so... Read more »
If you are going to represent yourself at a contested guardianship hearing, you need to start spending a lot of time reading the rules, the statutes, and the case law to make yourself very familiar with both the procedural and the other rules involved. If any attorney quoted you $8,000 to handle...Read more »
My sister suffers from sever mental and her soon to be ex husband has mental health issues and feeds into her the kids are 6 and 11 both have mental health as well. She has been bring men around, the 11 year old home alone, failing school, sever anxiety, she is treated like an adult. The youngest... Read more »
If you believe children are being abused or neglected, you need to report this to their local authorities. If found to be true, this may result in the children being removed from the home. It could also cause the family to start receiving services that could be helpful to get them to a healthier...Read more »
Is it worth my money (we are kinda poor, I'm disabled) to hire and pay for an attorney in lieu of using the free court appointed attorney? Asking because she's nice but not motivated at all, probably overworked. My caseworker has done ZERO since removing my kids. I thought I read Federal... Read more »
Majority of court-appointed attorneys are very good. They often handle a lot of cases so they know what the judges find persuasive. Some may have large caseloads and may struggle to give each file as much attention as they otherwise would like. Sometimes you do get better results with hiring a...Read more »
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 »
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 »
I was convicted of two misdemeanors and am currently a part of a voluntary, non court case with DHHS. They have implemented a family safety plan signed by all parties that my ex husband is not adhering to so I’m not seeing my kids. I was promised unsupervised visits by my DHHS caseworker but now... Read more »
You may have rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act. If the safety plan through CPS isn't working or isn't being enforced, then you likely need to pursue a custody action and request a hearing date before the judge. You should retain counsel to assist you or will be at a strong...Read more »
the parenting plan was made when she was 7 yrs old, and states that her mom is to get her every tuesday and thursday but 6 years ago she moved 45 miles away and does not get her on those day's but does take her every other weekend and her holiday's. Her being 17 she has a job
Unless you reach an agreement with the other party, you are required to follow the court order. If a teenage child has only two weeks in the summer with an out-of-town parent, it would be common for the teenager to take off work for those two weeks to visit their other parent. If that...Read more »
If you are concerned that you may be accused of something, you can request a lawyer reach out to them for you or be present when you are interviewed. If you are a parent being investigated, be aware that they may go to school or elsewhere to interview your children. You may wish to visit...Read more »
Me to pay back child support from time of 18 to 19. Child has been living on their own and has been paying mom even when living for the three months of 18 and never reported the move. I was grandfathered in to new law and never knew I was still responsible for child support. I've sent money to... Read more »
It isn't clear from your question if this is a Nebraska case. In Nebraska, child support is generally ordered until the child turns 19 years old. It is possible to file a motion to credit if you paid child support directly instead of paying through the Child Support Payment Center. It would...Read more »
My best friend has a 3 year old and was never married to her father. The are no longer together but have not went to court for custody. Does she automatically get temporary custody of the child until the go in front of a judge?
Yes. Absent anything to the contrary, natural mom of a child born out of wedlock is considered custodial parent by Nebraska law, but there are a number of factors that may change this, such as whether paternity was established by acknowledgment of the father, whether the parents are residing...Read more »
His father pays child support none of which we see.She uses it as her income. His father has had nothing to do with him in years. My daughter has 3 other children but only 2 of them live with her. Can I get legal custody of him? Every time she gets mad she threatens to take him Away.My grandson... Read more »
If a non-parent wants custody of child that has been living with them, the most common process to obtain custody is to file for a guardianship action to ask for custody of the child. You generally need to show that the parents are unfit in order for the Court to award you custody if a biological...Read more »
To obtain custody of a child when you are not the parent, you generally need to file a guardianship action with the county court. Generally the Court is not going to grant a non-parent custody unless it is shown that the parents are legally unfit to care for their child. This is a very high...Read more »
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?
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 »
CPS generally has to offer reasonable efforts at reunification and to preserve the family. In some situations, there is a determination that no contact is in the children's best interests (this is relatively rare). If you children have been removed by CPS, you should hire an attorney or...Read more »
They knew about the child from day one but didn’t want to step up! Now after 4 years they decided they are ready to be in said child’s life! No child support or Paternity test was done. Could they have any rights to said child?
The statute of limitations to establish paternity is 4 years old for a private party but 18 years old for the State. Once the state brings a paternity action, then the father can ask for custody and parenting time. Thus, there are many cases where a father is granted parenting time (and sometimes...Read more »
As long as the person is competent, they get to make their own decisions. If the person becomes incompetent, then the person set forth in their power of attorney would get to make legal decisions for them. If these documents aren't in place, then the person who wants to become the legal...Read more »
My husbands ex wife is involved with cps in Texas and had her other child removed from her home for meth use and neglect. My husband has residential custody of the child they had together in Nebraska where we currently live. I have been in her life for 4 years and legally married to her dad for... Read more »
The best protection would be to become the child's legal mother by adopting her through a step-parent adoption action. You would need to have the biological mother's parental rights terminated, which is a very high bar and would require a contested court action if the biological mother...Read more »
If there is a court order granting a parent specific parenting time, then the Court generally expects that the parties will follow the court order. Whether a parent will be found in contempt for violating this order when an older teenager does not want to follow the court order depends on a lot of...Read more »
I signed legal temporary guardianship to my mother of my son. The state of Nebraska remove custody from me and placed it with the state even though there was a temporary guardianship in place with someone else after time? Is that legal?
If the State has grounds to remove a child, the State generally gets a say in the placement of the child. This is true even if a parent signs a temporary delegation to someone else in the same time period. If there is an actual court order of guardianship, then this is different. Then generally...Read more »
I picked up a felony drug charge last August and were convicted in late February this year. I also note that the juvenile court case originated, in part, on drug use. I also see a warrant in 2020 to search electronic devices for pornography possibly related to my daughters. I will tell you that... Read more »
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