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Child Custody Lawyers in Nebraska Working Toward the Best Interests of Your Child(ren)

Navigating the emotional terrain of a child custody dispute is one of the most challenging experiences a family can go through. The overriding concern is – and should always be – your child’s best interests. At this pivotal time, you need more than just a law firm. You need a team that understands your situation fully, supports you and helps you to understand the legal process, and fights for your child’s future in court.

All we do at GordenLaw is family law, including a focus on custody disputes. Whether you are concerned about important decisions affecting your child or the time spent with each parent, we can help.

At GordenLaw, LLC, we combine our competence in Nebraska child custody laws with a compassionate approach. We understand this is more than just a case – it is our job, but it is your child(ren)’s well-being that is most affected. Our commitment to you extends beyond the courtroom. We’re with you every step of your child custody case, providing support, reassurance, and the legal experience you need during this challenging time.

Trust us with what matters most to you – your child’s future. Let us help you turn the page and start a new chapter in your life. With GordenLaw, LLC, you’re hiring a steadfast ally in your fight for your family. Contact us today at (402) 403-6600 to book an initial consultation with our experienced family law attorneys. We offer flat fees to help families get where they want to be!

How is Child Custody Determined in Nebraska?

“Custody” in Nebraska has two distinct parts: (1) Legal custody (responsibility and authority to make decisions about religious upbringing, medical care, and education); and (2) Physical custody/parenting time (where and with whom the child will be at a given time). Child custody in Nebraska is guided by the best interests of the child(ren) involved and informed by the parents’ constitutional rights. Under the Nebraska Parenting Act, parents involved in custody matters must complete a Nebraska Supreme Court-approved co-parenting education class and file proof of completion in their case before final custody orders may be entered. If parents are not able to agree about what’s best for their child(ren), mediation is also required.

Both legal and physical custody may be joint (shared) or sole (placed with one parent). Whether joint custody will be considered depends heavily on the facts of each case. Because each family is different, it is always recommended to have an attorney experienced in custody matters to guide you through the legal complexities and help you understand how the law may be applied to your particular situation.

Why Would I Need to Get a Child Custody Order Modified?

A “modification” is the type of case that asks the Court to make permanent changes to an existing custody order. To request a modification, it is not enough to just sign a document between the parents – permanent changes must be approved by the Court to be enforceable. The parent or parents asking for a change must show there has been a “material and substantial change in circumstances” before the Court can even consider the child(ren’s) best interests. Again, these matters are very fact-specific and depend upon the family’s individual circumstances and a confidential review with an experienced attorney is recommended.

What Goes Into Developing a Parenting Plan?

A parenting plan is a detailed agreement that outlines how separated or divorced parents will share and manage the responsibilities of raising their children. It’s essentially a roadmap for co-parenting, designed to provide consistency and stability for the child.

Key aspects of a Parenting Plan include decision making and school year, summertime, and holiday parenting time schedules; contact and communication between the parents and the parents with the child)ren); and resolving disagreements. A good Parenting Plan can help parents keep their children’s best interests at the center without putting their children in the middle. GordenLaw, LLC, can help you customize your plan to address your concerns for your child(ren) and have peace of mind about the future. We understand that the stakes are high, and we’re committed to providing excellent legal consultation and representation throughout the process. We aim to alleviate your worries, guiding you through each step with clarity and confidence. Don’t leave your child’s future to chance. Trust GordenLaw, LLC, to advocate for you and your child. Contact us today at (402) 403-6600 and take the first step toward achieving an affordable result for your family.