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Omaha Fathers Rights Lawyer

Decades of Advocacy Preserving Your Rights in Douglas County

At Hathaway Law Group, P.C. L.L.O., we recognize the critical importance of fathers' parental rights and the need for dedicated protection of these rights. Legal challenges such as separation, divorce, and custody disputes can often leave fathers feeling sidelined, under the misconception that mothers are favored in custody decisions. However, the reality in Omaha, Nebraska, as elsewhere, is that fathers have equal standing under the law. Richard Hathaway, our principal attorney, with over 20 years of committed experience, champions the cause of fathers. His expertise in family law shines a light through the complexities, ensuring that fathers are neither left in the dark nor automatically sidelined.

Navigating Child Custody with a Fathers’ Rights Attorney

Navigating the complexities of child custody requires a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who understands the nuances of Nebraska law and how it applies to fathers. Our firm specializes in:

  • Establishing legal custody: Ensuring your legal rights to make decisions for your child's welfare.
  • Developing a parenting plan: Crafting agreements that support your child's best interests while maximizing your time together.
  • Achieving a custody arrangement: Striving for agreements that allow for significant parental involvement.
  • Modifying existing custody arrangements: Adapting to life's changes to serve your child's best interests.
  • Enforcing custody orders: Taking action when agreements are not followed.
  • Protecting your assets: Navigating property division with your future in mind.

How Can a Fathers Rights Attorney help me?

In Nebraska, both mothers and fathers have equal rights concerning their children. Both sexes have equal opportunities to play a vital role in the child(rens) life including the right to:

  • Decide on the child’s religion, healthcare, and education.
  • File for changes in custody or support if circumstances change.
  • Raise their children through parenting plans and custody agreements.
  • Take legal action if the other parent does not adhere to custody or support guidelines.

In the event the mother is denying your rights as a father, Hathaway Law Group is proud to support fathers through the process of going to the Nebraska courts and asking for parenting time and visitation plans.

What Rights Does an Unmarried Father Have in Nebraska?

Unmarried fathers in Nebraska encounter distinct challenges in asserting their parental rights. Unlike married fathers, whose names are typically placed on the child's birth certificate automatically, unmarried fathers must take additional steps to gain legal recognition as a parent. This recognition is fundamental in securing rights to custody and parenting time.

For unmarried fathers, there are two primary paths to establish paternity. The first involves a voluntary agreement accomplished through a properly acknowledge “Acknowledge of Paternity”. By agreement both parents complete the necessary paperwork either immediately after the child's birth or soon thereafter creating a legal finding of paternity in the father.

However, situations may arise where the mother is unwilling to recognize the father's paternity voluntarily. In such cases, unmarried fathers are not without recourse. They have the right to request paternity through a legal proceeding. Father’s must be aware that in Nebraska establishment of paternity is subject to a strict statute of limitations, which if not complied with could bar father’s right to paternity. Successfully establishing paternity through this process enables the father to have legal and physical custody rights of his child.

Establishing Paternity Law in Nebraska

The establishment of paternity is one of the first, and critical steps for unmarried fathers in Nebraska, laying the groundwork for engaging in their children's lives legally and emotionally. It ensures that fathers can exercise their parental rights, including custody and parenting time, on an equal footing with mothers, reinforcing the principle that fathers play an indispensable role in their children's upbringing.

Understanding paternity law is essential for any father seeking to establish or contest paternity. Our firm provides comprehensive guidance on navigating these laws to assert your rights as a father.

Nebraska Fathers Rights’ Commonly Asked Questions

Do unmarried fathers have rights?

Yes, Nebraska has protections for fathers under one of the two circumstances; through an Acknowledgement of Paternity, or  legal proceeding to establish paternity.

What are a fathers rights during a Nebraska divorce?

Nebraska recognizes fathers and mothers rights alike during divorce. 

Do mothers have more rights than fathers in Nebraska?

In Nebraska, the law regards fathers and mothers with equal standing in matters of child custody, without bias towards one's gender or marital status. Thus, both parents possess the same legal entitlements to pursue custody, parenting time, and child support

What is the process for fathers rights in Nebraska?

This can depend largely on the facts of your case. If you are a father wanting to establish paternity, seek parenting time, legal or physical custody, or support you should contact an attorney to discuss the best path for your situation.

Trusted Fathers Rights Attorney in Nebraska

Richard Hathaway and the Hathaway Law Group, P.C. L.L.O. team are your dedicated allies in fathers' rights issues in Omaha and throughout Nebraska. With over two decades of experience and a highly regarded reputation, we are poised to help you protect your rights and your children's future. Contact us today to learn how we can assist you in navigating these complex matters.

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