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Nebraska Custody

Nebraska custody isn't hard to understand once you realize how the system in this state works.

Unfortunately what the politicians in Tallahassee tell you about child custody in Nebraska isn't always true.

The system isn't quite as fair as you'd like to believe.

When looking at child custody guidelines in Nebraska, there will be references to "primary caretaker" and "more qualified" parent.

In none of the official guidelines will you find the intangible criteria used to determine child custody in the real world.

And that means if you and your spouse don't agree on a child custody arrangement, the state of Nebraska then decides where your children live.

The establishment of child custody starts with filing a motion at your local Nebraska county family law courthouse.

At some point, the county assigns a Nebraska custody evaluator to meet with all the parties involved; including the school, doctors, etc.

An evaluation is then conducted, by the county, that determines which of you is the best parent for the children.

This process starts with an evaluation done by an assigned custody evaluator.

You'll also likely be subjected to a psychological profile and at the end of this process, the custody evaluator writes a report and submits it to family court.

You'll receive a copy of the evaluation report.

Many people think custody is determined by the judge in your case, the fact is custody is determined by the evaluator, not a judge.

The judge will read the evaluators report and because the judge knows very little about you, your spouse, your children, or your family setting rubber stamp it.

The evaluator on the other hand has conducted extensive research and issues a report, so there's no way the judge is going to overrule the evaluators recommendation.

In highly contested disputes, judges will on occasion order a guardian ad litem to protect the children's interests during the evaluation.

This person doesn't decide on custody, they only act as a advocate for the children to make sure their interests are protected while you and your spouse argue about custody.

Guardians can be either lawyers or social workers, the important thing is they are approved by the court and there are private guardian ad litems employed by your local Nebraska county as well as public ones.

A private guardian ad litem will charge from $50 per hour to upwards of $400, as opposed to a public guardian who generally charge much less..

Typically the cost of the guardian ad litem is shared by each spouse.

A guardian will be provided free of change if you can't afford one.

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