That time of year is upon us again. You and other Nebraskans may already be waiting for your W-2 forms in the mail so you can begin working on your tax return. If you are recently divorced or in the middle of a divorce, filing your taxes is likely to be a different experience from what you are used to.
When it comes to child support, the initial figure set at the time of divorce is not necessarily set in stone. If something changes in your circumstances, you can apply to have the child support amount reviewed for possible modification.
Sometimes child support orders end up unfeasible. Significant life changes such as a drop in income, medical emergency, loss of a job or new marriage can warrant a modification of child support arrangements. If you want to reduce your child support payments, you will either need to have a judge change it or agree with the other parent about the changes.
If you are considering adoption, know that the process often proves complicated, but can be tremendously rewarding. No two adoptions are the same, and there are many factors at work in any given adoption situation that can lead to roadblocks along the way as you grow your family. The better you understand the process, the more likely you are to avoid these roadblocks, so one way to expand your knowledge is to recognize some of the common adoption mistakes prospective parents like you sometimes make.
For those divorcing with minor children, concerns about support, custody, visitation schedules and more will play a significant role in the process. Nebraska law requires parents to file a parenting plan and the court to approve it before it issues the final divorce decree.
Many divorces are filled with conflict. Even those that start relatively peacefully can get knotty before long as issues come to light or as each person changes.