How Is Child Support Determined In Nebraska?
Like much else in the law, the general concept of child support is easy to state: When one party is tasked with care of the children to a greater extent than the other parent and those parents do not live together in the same home, the parent providing most of the care is entitled to monetary support from the other parent. Such payments are set by the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines.
That, however, is not the end of the matter. The actual amount of support you may pay or receive may only be accurately calculated after consideration of the following (nonexhaustive) list of factors:
- Number of days the child or children are in the care of each parent
- Number of nights the child or children are in the care of each parent
- Whether either party has other children to support
- Whether the custodial arrangement is sole, joint or split
- Consideration of overtime or second jobs
- Travel expenses
- Medical insurance expense
- Retirement contributions
- Tax liability and exemptions
- Exempt income
- Business income
- Recent increases or decreases in income
- Day care expenses
- Medical expenses
- Bankruptcy obligations
- Student loan obligations
If faced with a child support modification (or the establishment of an initial support order), you can make no better choice than Higgins Law. We handle child support cases, custody agreements, parenting plans and all other matters concerning children and family law. We can also help with child support modifications in Nebraska. Our attorneys work with parents going through divorce and child support lawsuits that are not in conjunction with divorce or custody agreements.