Posts tagged "Parenting Plans and Parenting Time"
It is hard enough for an Omaha, Nebraska, dad who wants to be part of his child's life to negotiate a suitable parenting plan to enable him to enjoy court-ordered visits with his child. However, it can be even more frustrating when the child's mother disregards the plan altogether and denies the father parenting time. It is also frustrating when the mom repeatedly commits minor violations of the parenting plan that, when added together, are clearly a scheme to make the man's time with his child as difficult and unpleasant as possible.
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.
As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, Nebraska law and the Nebraska courts generally prefer both parents to have as much parenting time as possible. This is good news for fathers, since it means that they will often be given the opportunity to develop a healthy relationship with their children, thanks in large part to the generous visitation schedule that is a real possibility under Nebraska's laws.
In the midst of the busy holiday season that will end in a couple of weeks, many Omaha, Nebraska dads may be wondering what their rights and responsibilities are.
As previous posts have suggested, some of the work we take the most pride in is not in the courtroom.
It is fairly common to include in Nebraska parenting plans a provision that the two parents are not to criticize one another in front of the children or say or imply anything negative about the other parent.
Nebraska is a state that really tries to encourage parents to get along with each other when it comes to custody and parenting time. This approach can be a huge advantage to fathers in the Omaha area who want to maintain a relationship with their children. After all, it means the parents must commit to some co-parenting. It's important to note, however, that this means not just visiting with the children, but also taking responsibility for them.
For most parents, the assumption is that when children reach adulthood and move out, they can move on from the responsibilities of raising children to enjoy their golden years. When their children have kids, they can become doting grandparents, the kind who take kids on fun outings and spoil them with toys. Sadly, more grandparents in Nebraska are taking up the responsibilities of parents when their children prove unable to handle them.