You love your child, but if there are paternity questions coming from you or the child’s mother, it can cause serious issues. It is important in those instances for you to be fully aware of your rights and responsibilities. By establishing paternity, you are afforded rights as a parent in Nebraska. Those rights come with responsibilities, and you might have to work to have those rights recognized.
There are several different aspects of parenting rights to consider when it comes to paternity. Once paternity is established, actions seeking child custody, child support, parenting time and child-related expenses are possible. Some of these actions might come from the child’s mother, but some may come from the state.
Nebraska will sometimes go through the local county government to pursue repayment of expenses for the child that were covered by the state. This includes day care expenses, medical care costs and other public assistance payments. If the state opts to do this, the non-custodial parent is given a notification of legal action. Upon receiving that notice, you will have to take swift action to protect yourself. While you want to care for your child in the best manner possible, financial ruin shouldn’t be the result because of repayments to the state.
Whether you need help to establish paternity through a DNA test or need help keeping your rights protected, we can help you. Once paternity is established, we can help you to pursue your right to a relationship with your child. This can be done through the family court system.