Positive Solutions for Nebraska Clients
Child support can be a complicated and emotionally challenging situation. Parents want the children to have everything they need, but neither parent wants to face inordinately high support payments. At Johnson & Pekny, LLC, we find our clients the most amicable and efficient solutions in child support disputes, always focusing on the children’s best interests.
Child Support Arrangements
The courts in Nebraska determine payments by using the child support guidelines. These guidelines determine the amount of support based on a number of factors, most importantly each parent’s income and expenses.
The court makes the initial support determination in adherence to the statutes, but may deviate from these guidelines if there is good cause. Sometimes the court will make exceptions to offset other property division settlements, unique parenting plan schedules, and transportation costs. If appropriate, our lawyers can fight for exceptions that will protect you and your children’s best interests.
These cases can be tough on both the children and the parents involved. They can be especially difficult when you do not understand Nebraska child support enforcement laws. “The best interest of the child” often leans on subjective opinion, while child support laws are based on fact. Each case will be evaluated individually, taking into consideration the financial circumstances of both parents. We can give you the information and guidance you need, so you know what kind of payments to expect.
Child Support Modifications
Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Job loss and the need to relocate for work may drastically change the details of a parenting plan. The court understands that divorced couples often need to modify their support arrangements after the divorce decree is finalized, in order to accommodate their new situations. When you experience these changes, our attorneys can help you negotiate changes to your support payments, or represent in you in mediation or litigation if you can’t reach an agreement. We will protect your interests and make sure your children have the financial support they need.
Contact Our Firm Today
If you and the custodial parent cannot work out your differences, you may want to contact one of our Nebraska child support lawyers to help you evaluate what you should be paying and plead your case to the court. To schedule a consultation with an attorney at Johnson & Pekny, LLC, contact our office at (402) 298-8288.