Dads have the right to establish and maintain a strong relationship with their children, regardless of whether they are divorced from the mother of the child. This is also the case for fathers who were never married to the biological mother. Unfortunately, Nebraska fathers may find themselves in a position where they have to fight for their rights and the best interests of their kids. Dads may have to seek a legal resolution to custody and visitation disputes.
Paternity and custody rights
For fathers who were never married to the mother of their children, it will be necessary to establish paternity formally. This is typically the case in situations in which the dad’s name is not on the birth certificate or the mother is disputing a dad’s claim to custody and visitation. Once paternity is established or there is a legal agreement on the identity of the father, the dad can then seek custody or visitation time.
Divorced fathers may also have to fight for their right to see their kids. Children benefit when allowed to maintain strong relationships with both parents after a divorce. Because of the contentious nature of many divorces, dads may have to go to court in order to pursue equitable time with their kids.
Don’t fight alone
Nebraska dads don’t have to fight for their custody rights alone. It is beneficial to work with an experienced attorney in order to effectively pursue the most beneficial outcome. Fathers have the right to seek a final resolution that is fair and in the interests of their children.