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March 2017 Archives

Adoption and the rights of unmarried fathers

Unmarried fathers can establish their parental rights even if the mother of their child objects. By proactively establishing paternity, a father will be able to play a role in the raising of his or her child in most cases. He will also be able to approve of or stop the adoption of his child.

What factors do courts consider in a Nebraska child custody case?

Nebraska state child custody laws reflect the federal Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Every state in the nation has ratified this act, which assists state courts in honoring child custody matters that have been decided in other states. The UCCJEA also discourages the interference with the child custody orders made in other states, and prohibits instances of parental abduction.

Should you consider post divorce cohabitation for the children?

Most psychologists agree that divorce is difficult on children. There are, however, things that parents can do to reduce the stress children may experience, such as choosing mediation instead of a contentious divorce battle.

Victim wants to terminate her rapist's parental rights

Much to the appall of lawmakers and the public alike, a legal loophole exists in Nebraska that makes it possible for convicted rapists to seek visitation rights and custody of their children conceived via rape. However, Omaha Senator Sara Howard is supporting a change to the law that would prevent rapists from seeking such parental rights.

Establishing paternity when a mother has denied it

It's a fact of nature that the issue of paternity can be debated. If a woman has multiple partners, she might not know who the father is. Or, if the mother and father were not married, the mother may try to conceal the father's identity -- even claim that the child's father is unknown.