The Court is a Court of equity and is suppose to treat both parties fairly. However if you do not present the information neede so the Court can make a fair desicion you are at risk. Educate yourself and get an attorney if you can. Attorney Susan Koenig has a helpful book thar we share with mediation clients: "Divorce in Nebraske" we also suggest you check out the following resources: http://www.mkhansenlaw.com/Resources-Mediation.shtml
The parent who has physical custody of the child is typically made payee for the child. If your child’s father support the stepchild the child dependent benefit will likely be divided between the children. The child benefit, if applicable (not all cases have a child benefit) will be approximately 50% of the disabled parents benefits and that sum is divided equally between all of the eligible children. Contact the local Social Security office so you are on the records as the child’s payee. Child...
You certainly need assistance and it sounds as if you may be eleigible for help via Legal Aid. There is a link to Legal Aid's on-line application for services on the mediation resource page of my website: http://www.mkhansenlaw.com. On that same page there are links to the "do it yourself" divorce forms created by the Nebraska State Bar. Also check out the PDF on our Social Security resource page entitle Services for Those Facing a Challenge. This publication provides a comprehensive list of...
Yes you could be for a variety of reasons. Although you may not have contracted to be responsible for the debts your husband occurred you could be held responsible as spouses can be held responsible for necessities and medical care may fall into that category. In addition, you are not divorced and the Court can (this does not mean it will - but it can) consider all bills incurred up until the date the Decree is entered as marital bills, so the bills you describe could be deemed marital.
The need for pro bono family law attorneys is great and thus the it is hard to find one as the Bar Association simply has a very long list of people who need this type of help. Although there are many volunteer attorneys the need is great. Legal Aid assist in case such as these but not cases are eligible, here is a link to their website - http://www.legalaidofnebraska.com/
You can not be forced to sign your rights to a child away. The Courts do not want to deny children the right to have a relationship with both parents. The child support threat is just that - a threat. The law determines child support on a formula not on the threats of a 3rd party. But bad and unfait things can happen if one ignores legal proceedings so your boyfriend should act upon his legal rights. We have a link to many resources that may be of help as a starting point: http://www....
There is a publication about reaching the age of Majority the the State Bar created. It addresses many issues relating to emancipation and guardianship, which may be of benefit to you. The link to the publication can be found here: http://www.mkhansenlaw.com/Resources-Social-Security.shtml
Under the legal principal of equitable distribution the division of marital debts and assets it to be fair and equitable. That often is a 50/50 division, but there are exceptions to the law and what is defined as a marital debt or asset. We have relevant resources re: the issue on our website: http://www.mkhansenlaw.com/Resources-Mediation.shtml. You may also want to read Divorce in Nebraska by Susan Koenig, J.D.
Do have an attorney assist you. In many divorces in Nebraska divorce papers are not "served" on the other party, instead the spouse signs a Voluntary Appearance aknowledging he haserecieved the divorce papers and this document is filed with the District Court Clerk and the Voluntary Appearence does away with the need for "service".
If your girlfriend is already married she cannot enter into a valid marriage to you. A void marriage can cause you all kinds of problems so be very aware of this and do not take any course of action that could be fraud or perjury..