Posts tagged "Paternity and Custody"
On an anecdotal level, it might seem that a single father raising his children is a rare sight indeed. However, while it is true that there are many more single mothers than fathers, dads doing their best to provide a home for their children is not as uncommon of a phenomenon as one might think.
As this blog has mentioned on previous occasions, the gateway to an Omaha, Nebraska man getting parental rights to see and have a relationship with his son or daughter involves establishing paternity.
While fewer and fewer people in the United States are getting married, the number of couples who choose to cohabit without getting married continues to grow. According to one organization, the number of people cohabiting across the country rose from about 14 million in 2007 to about 18 million in 2016, an increase of 29 percent. During this same period of time, among people between 18 and 34, the increase was about 24 percent, from 7.2 million to 8.9 million. The number of people between 35 and 49 who were cohabiting increased 20 percent, from 3.9 million to 4.7 million.
A previous post on this blog talked about how men in Omaha and, for that matter, throughout Nebraska can sign an acknowledgement of paternity in lieu of going through formal DNA testing to establish paternity.
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.
Many parents in Omaha may either have what is commonly referred to as a shared custody arrangement or may at least know someone who does. However, dads who are new to the world of figuring out child custody and parenting time may not fully understand exactly what shared custody entails.
It can be very easy for a guy in the heat of a custody or parenting time dispute with the mom of his child to express his anger in the form of a text message or series of text messages.
Like other states, Nebraska has a process by which a man and a woman who are unmarried can establish the man's paternity without having to go through the formal process of going to court and having genetic testing. Many couples favor such an approach because it saves times and, in reality, there is no dispute as to who the father of the child is.
Receiving child support payments from the other parent of your child is a big help when you are not living together. These payments make it easier for you to care for your child and help them grow. You might still have to work two or more jobs to make ends meet in Omaha, Nebraska, but the money you receive can be put towards a lot of things for your child.