June 2019 Archives
As previously discussed on this blog, in Nebraska, lawmakers and judges alike prefer not to set out standard parenting plans but to create one that meets a family's unique circumstances. While, ideally, the parents themselves manage to negotiate a parenting plan, the court is able to create one for the parties if they cannot agree.
One of the nicest perks that many Omaha men enjoy at their jobs is fringe benefits. Many, if not most, people get some sort of fringe benefits, even if it is only paid vacation. However, particularly among executives and professionals, other lucrative benefits may be available as well. For instance, a man may get the benefit of using a company car even for his personal transportation. In other cases, he may be able to use stock options to buy company stock at a below-market price, thus making hundreds if not thousands of dollars almost instantly.
Fathers deserve the chance to be with their children in the same way that mothers do. Both parents are part of creating a child, and they should both be part of taking care of and raising their children.
As this blog has discussed previously, Nebraska law strongly encourages dads in this state to work with their children's mothers to come up with a parenting plan that works for all parties involved.
A previous post talked about how men in Omaha can face serious consequences if they have a protection order entered against them. These consequences can include losing the right to possess a firearm, being evicted from one's home and other penalties beyond just being ordered to stay away from the alleged victim.
For generations, the courts have shown a tendency to give mothers preference in child custody cases, as if fathers do not have the same rights or the same ability to parent a child. This is a dangerous stereotype. The reality is that it's incredibly beneficial for children to have engaged, involved fathers, and taking that relationship away can have a detrimental impact on their lives and their futures.