Nebraska Child Custody and Child Visitation
Courts in Nebraska understand the difficulties involved in child custody and child visitation hearings, and are often emotionally draining on all parties involved. To limit the impact of a hearing on the child, Nebraska courts hope that parents will expedite the process and come to a quick resolution on child custody and child visitation issues. However, courts often must intervene and make child custody and child visitation decisions through the best interests of the child standard. A child's best interests are determined by assessing a number of factors provided by Nebraska law. It is recommended that you hire a Nebraska child custody attorney when going through child custody or child visitation proceedings.
Nebraska Child Custody
When making a child custody decision, no preference is given to a male or female parent. Courts in Nebraska follow the standard of the child's best interests. To come to a custody determination under this standard, the following factors are assessed:
A parent in Nebraska may receive joint or sole legal custody. If the parents decide to have joint custody, courts will require that parents submit a parenting plan presenting the details of the joint custody. The court will determine whether the plan or plans are in the best interests of the child and issue a final parenting plan to govern the joint custody.
Once a Nebraska court creates a final parenting plan, courts will not modify the parenting plan unless the circumstances have changed so as to require a modification in order to continue to serve the child's best interests.
Making a b case during child custody proceedings is vital to winning sole or joint custody of your child. It is highly recommended that you hire a Nebraska child custody attorney before to assist you in any child custody proceedings.
Nebraska Child Visitation Rights
Noncustodial parents or nonparents in Nebraska seeking to visit and spend time with the child will need to apply for visitation rights. Visitation rights are state granted legal rights for a parent to visit and spend time with a child. Courts in Nebraska will generally grant reasonable child visitation rights to noncustodial parents unless granting such rights is against the child's best interests.
Once a court grants a noncustodial parent or nonparent child visitation, they will ask the parents to create a parenting plan detailing the terms of the visitation and each parent's rights and responsibilities. After reviewing both parents parenting plans (if they can't come to a compromise and only submit one), a court will create a final parenting plan outlining the details.
A Nebraska child custody attorney with experience working on child visitation rights should be consulted before going through child visitation rights proceedings. This will best prepare you to make a b case for or against child visitation.