How Does Child Support Work In Nebraska?
Money is often a source of heated arguments, even between spouses who get along. When you add in children and parents who are not together, the situation can become extremely emotionally charged. Child support cases can be just like this.
At Monzón, Guerra & Associates in Lincoln, we are a team of dedicated family law lawyers and staff who strive to help our clients achieve their goals while keeping the best interests of their children in mind. Child support is designed to help keep children safe and secure, while providing for their well-being. This is why it is so important that child support payments be made on time, and that they are set for an appropriate amount, encouraging the paying parent to remain current.
In Nebraska, child support is set by a formula and governed by state statute. These guidelines take into account the income of each parent, how many children need to be supported by the payment and how many other children a parent has, as well as other factors. The courts can consider health insurance and child care, but they may not be an element in every case.
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Modifications To Child Support
Any major changes in the lives of either parent may be cause for revisiting child support. The courts can determine whether a modification is warranted based job changes, subsequent marriage, birth of additional children and other factors. It is essential that any changes go through the family court system. If either parent decides to increase or decrease the amount of child support, or stop paying altogether, it may be cause to hold that parent in contempt of the order.