Posts tagged "Parenting Plans and Parenting Time"
Some children may have arrived before their parents could come up with a good plan for how to raise them. During a divorce or a separation, parents generally need a plan before they can finalize child custody and other important issues that will affect adults and minors for years to come.
A man and his long-time partner, who adopted a daughter together, are now in a custody battle regarding that daughter. The couple climbed to fame as real estate investors turned reality stars. One of the men has an ongoing show on Sirius XM and took airtime to mention the case.
The winter holidays can be a time of joy, but they can also be a time of stress, especially for divorced parents.
Attempting to create a viable parenting plan for the years following a divorce may seem like a monumental task. While it can be stressful when viewed as a whole, it becomes easily managed when broken down into smaller areas of consideration. In this post, we give you the basic necessities of what a great parenting plan should include.
Many men in Omaha find themselves in the middle of a conflict over custody and parenting time. Sometimes, conflicts emerge at the outset of a paternity or a divorce proceeding, while at other times, a couple may find that they can no longer agree on the terms of a Nebraska parenting plan.
As this blog has mentioned before, Nebraska parenting plans are not set in stone. Unlike with other court orders and settlements, family law judges in the Omaha area have relatively broad discretion to modify the custody and parenting time provisions in a parenting plan. The logic behind this flexibility is that parenting plans are supposed to be drafted for the best interest of the children involved, and the best interest of children can change as time goes on and different circumstances arise.
Some men in Omaha who have gone through a custody or parenting time matter in family law court or who are contemplating having to do so may have heard of the Nebraska Parenting Act. This law governs all sorts of custody and parenting time proceedings and is relatively unique when compared with the laws of other states.
A previous post on this blog talked about the right of first refusal and its importance to many Nebraska fathers. Basically, in Nebraska, this right to provide childcare to one's own children needs to be protected in a man's court-ordered parenting plan. Otherwise, it can be very hard to assert successfully.
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.
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.