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Can I keep my gun if I receive a protection order?

As this blog has discussed before, if a man in Omaha receives a domestic abuse protection order, he should consider taking appropriate legal action to defend himself. In addition to limiting his movement and his ability to contact his spouse or significant other, even if she has custody of his children, many of his other rights may also be affected.

For instance, as part of a protection order, a court can prohibit a man who is the recipient of the order from keeping or buying a gun. This means that if he owns a gun, he will have to dispose of it in some way. A judge can prohibit a man from keeping a firearm even if he uses his firearms responsibly and even if a gun or firearm has nothing to do with the allegations.

Considerations for child custody within a military family

Service members who have children have special considerations that they need to think about if they are in the midst of a child custody case. These are due to the nature of their service and the needs of the children. While it might seem rather daunting to have a custody case in the midst of your time in the military, it doesn't have to be.

Just as in any child custody case, ones involving military parents have to focus on what is best for the children. Because of the nature of the service, there are some points that must be included in the child custody agreement to help ensure that things work as they should.

The basics of paternity in Nebraska

As this blog has mentioned on previous occasions, the gateway to an Omaha, Nebraska man getting parental rights to see and have a relationship with his son or daughter involves establishing paternity.

Without establishing paternity, a man has no way of legally claiming his parental rights to have access to his child. Whether he gets to see the child or have a role in the child's life is entirely up to the child's mother.

More on Nebraska premarital agreements

A previous post on this blog talked about how a man can protect his business interests via a prenuptial agreement. As this post described, as long as a man follows state law, a valid premarital agreement can go a long way to protect his assets in the event of a high-asset divorce or a separation.

For that matter, many happily married couples find premarital agreements valuable, especially if they have children from a prior relationship. Nebraska's law does have several requirements an Omaha resident will have to make sure get satisfied if he wants his premarital agreement to be enforceable in court.

A father's right to a fair child support payment

In the discussion about an Omaha, Nebraska father's rights, one point that can easily get lost is the right of a father to have a child support obligation that is both fair to his child and to him.

In other words, while dads should provide for their child's needs by contributing a portion of their income to the child's support, this legal obligation should not have the effect of either enriching the child's mother or leaving the man in a financial hardship.

Your children need both parents for their well-being

There is a particularly insidious belief that fathers somehow play a less critical role in the development and mental health of children than mothers do. There is often a cultural bias that expects parenting work from mothers but not fathers. For some time, that may have led to the courts preferring to place children with one parent instead of creating shared custody scenarios.

However, research on the mental and social development of children from divorced families makes it clear that both parents play an important role in the health of the family. That doesn't mean that unhappily married couples should stay married for the kids. Witnessing ongoing conflict could be as damaging as a divorce. Instead, it simply means that both parents need to play an active role in the lives of the children after divorce.

Steps one can take to protect a business during divorce

A previous post on this blog talked about how men in Nebraska, for a number of reasons including divorce, may need to get an estimate on the value of their share in a family business or other small enterprise.

Indeed, many Omaha men devote a lot of time and effort to their businesses. Assigning the right dollar value to that business is an important step they can take to protect their investment.

What is the difference between mediation and SADR?

As this blog has discussed previously, Nebraska law has been written in such a way to strongly encourage parents in this state to iron out their differences regarding custody and parenting time and to submit a detailed parenting plan to the court hearing their case.

As such, courts in Douglas County and throughout the greater Omaha area have the authority to order parents to try to negotiate a plan before the courts themselves are willing to create one for the parents. While men may welcome the opportunity to discuss a parenting plan with their children's moms, others may be a bit apprehensive about the process, especially if it is unfamiliar.

Do you understand indirect parenting time interference?

Raising your child separately from their other parent can cause a great deal of interpersonal friction within your family. This sometimes leads to unacceptable behavior that neither parent should tolerate.

The strain of coparenting has a tendency to bring out parents' negative traits, especially if they still hold resentment about their breakup or disagree with the way the other parent wishes to raise the child.

Putting a value on investment real estate

Many men in the Omaha area provide for their families in part by buying additional properties and then either re-selling them or renting them to tenants. These properties may be other homes in Douglas County or Sarpy County, or they may be commercial property.

Given enough time and effort, some men may even be able to act as a landlord as full time, as the rental income and other money they make can be quite substantial.

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