Do You Know Your Rights As A Nebraska Father?
In family law cases, it is often assumed that the mother is entitled to preferential treatment when it comes to children. In the past several years, however, courts have taken a stronger stance at giving fathers their due rights and pushing harder for equality between fathers and mothers. Whether a couple is divorcing or has never been married, it is important that the best interest of the children always be at the forefront of the case.
Our family law attorneys at Monzón, Guerra & Chipman in Lincoln, Nebraska, are also dedicated to helping fathers exercise their rights, ensuring that parenting time and child support are appropriately arranged.
Before child custody and child support orders can be created, the proper father must be established. Paternity can be determined through a DNA test. With advances in technology, a simple swab from the inside of the potential father’s cheek and the inside of the child’s cheek can be analyzed, and parentage be confirmed.
Once DNA analysis has been completed and the child’s father has been determined, the court can then decide how child custody will be split between the parents and how the state child support guidelines will be applied in the case.
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Fathers have rights. Our lawyers have more than 40 years of combined legal experience handling a wide variety of family law issues, including standing up for fathers’ rights. To learn more about how we handle these cases, contact our law firm online or call us at today. We offer free initial consultations and are sensitive to the needs of our clients. We offer Spanish language services.