January 2019 Archives
As a father who is going through a divorce, your biggest concern is being able to maintain a positive relationship with your child. You've been encouraged to maintain involvement in your child's life as much as possible. You know you're always there for them, but how can you show that to the court?
Since the Omaha area is the home of a major Air Force base, it is not surprising that many dads who live here are on active duty in the service. Many other Nebraska dads in the area may be serving their country as a reservist or member of the National Guard.
In the event of a divorce or a separation, a father who does not care for his child at least half of the time will likely be ordered to pay child support to the child's mother. Many dads are more than happy to do so with the expectation that their money will go to help their child.
The transition that happens when you go from a two-parent home to a single parent home is going to be difficult. You and your co-parent can make this as easy as possible on your children if you work as a team to create a stable and nurturing environment. Success depends on your co-parent working with you to get this done to the fullest extent possible.
Previous posts on the blog have talked about how dads in the Omaha area can go about establishing paternity. For instance, one post discussed how some dads may elect to sign what is called an acknowledgement of paternity form.
Some men in Omaha, Lincoln, or the more rural parts of Nebraska may not think about their need to formally establish paternity, and thus legally obtain parental rights, until after they break up with the child's mother.
Being a divorced father is difficult. The chances are good that you don't get to see your children as often as you might like. You may not feel like you play a significant role in their lives, and your ex may not allow you to participate in important decision-making about what happens in the lives of your children.