When developing your parenting plan, you and your co-parent will craft a routine parenting time schedule, setting forth specific days and times when each parent will have parenting time. The parent exercising parenting time has the power to make every day parenting decisions during his or her time. Some parents assume that if the…

The federal government allows taxpayers to exclude from their income an exemption amount for each person who is a dependent of the taxpayer for that taxable year. You can claim a tax dependency exemption if you are a parent who provides support to a dependent minor child. But what happens after divorce when you no…

Parents involved in custody actions are eager to know how a judge will decide custody of their children. The Nebraska Parenting Act provides that the paramount concern in any decision regard custody, parenting time, or other child-related issues is what is in the minor child’s best interests. This standard is simply known as the “best…

If your case involves minor children, a determination of the custodial arrangement that is in theirs best interests will be made. In Nebraska, there are two types of custody – legal and physical. Each serves a different purpose, and there can be variations on how legal and physical custody is awarded. Remember – the paramount…

The biggest fear parents have during divorce is the impact it will have on their children.  Putting the needs and best interests of your children first during a divorce can look different for every family. Even during a time of great stress and turmoil, parents have a responsibility and opportunity to truly support their children. …

The Nebraska Child Support Guidelines recognizes that both parents have an equal duty to provide financial support to their children in proportion to their respective net incomes.  There are three main types of financial support for children that will be addressed in a divorce. Child support Childcare expenses, which are due to the employment of…

The Nebraska Parenting Act requires all parents involved in a legal action regarding custody or parenting time to have a parenting plan.  A parenting plan is a document that details how you and the other parent will parent your child upon divorce or separation. To finalize a parenting plan, you have three options: You and…

The Nebraska Parenting Act requires any parent involved in a court case regarding child custody, such as a divorce, legal separation, paternity action, or modification of custody action, to create a parenting plan for the court’s approval.  A parenting plan is an agreement or court order that sets forth both parents’ rights and responsibilities regarding…

During the divorce process, spouses are required to make many decisions, especially considering their children and the future of the family’s finances.  One of the benefits of hiring an experienced divorce attorney is to assist you in the decision-making process.  An experienced lawyer can help you avoid potential unintended consequences of the decisions that you…

Although it’s said that “marriage is a journey and not a destination,” in a divorce, your geographical location will impact many aspects of the divorce process, including the physical location where your children remain once the divorce is over.   One of the more challenging issues in a divorce is what happens when one parent…

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