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Mary Kay Hansen

Mary Kay Hansen’s Answers

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  • What can I do about getting my 16 year old daughter back from her dad's after the summer?

    I have custody of 16 year old daughter who I let stay with her dad for the summer and now she thing about staying with him for the school year to is there any thing that i can do.

    Mary Kay’s Answer

    Yes, if you have custody you may require your child to return to you. The father may also ask the court to change custody. I would contact an attorney for guidance and advice as what you do now might impact the long term custody arrangement. In addition, think about the option of mediation to try to resolve this matter as family mediation can be a positive problem solving solution to issues such as this. Also think about if my daughter wants to stay for the school year, and I force her to return to my home, what will that be like for all involved.

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  • Can my 16 year old sister be emancipated in Nebraska?

    My sister is 16 years old and lives in the state of Nebraska. She wants to be emancipated from our mother because they are moving to a new town and my sister doesn't want to go. My mother also has a long history of alcoholism and abuse. My sister ...

    Mary Kay’s Answer

    Follow the link under other, entitled Reaching the Age of Majority in Nebraska, this booklet discusses emancipation and other relevant topics. http://www.mkhansenlaw.com/Resources-Social-Security.shtml

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  • How do i go about stop child support or custody for my kids that the mom is not allowing me to see?

    i have been paying child support on three kids , two i dont think are even mine the court has raised my child support to the point i cant make it by i have done the calculations and they come no where near the amount have come up with i have asked...

    Mary Kay’s Answer

    Child support and parenting time are separate issues in the court's eyes. The fact that you may not be able to see the children as much as agreed does not mean support will be reduced. The court looks at it as two wrongs do not make a right: 1) it is wrong deny parenting time and 2) it is wrong not to pay court ordered support. I am attaching a link to resources on family law and child support. The county attorney is assigned with the responsibility to modify support on behalf of a child (up or down) if circumstances support modification.

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  • Can a man legally take a kid that is not his but he signed birth certificate

    Nieces taken by dad of one. But took both of my nieces. He is also a felon, never in life until last year when he got out of prison! mom abandon them at grandparents house

    Mary Kay’s Answer

    This is a challenging question as it is unclear if there has been any court involvement re: parenting rights and responsibilities. With that said, a father cannot add himself to a birth certificate without the mother's consent. Thus under the law she has stated he is the father, which complicates matters. I would get an attorney's help right away. You may want to discuss the possibility of getting a guardianship over the children.

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  • Is a mediation agreement legaly binding?

    i went to mediation with my wife 2 years ago. We agreed on alot of things including costody of our child. Iv attempted to file divorce papers but have never finished the process.i now want more rights to my daughter and am not sure if im legaly bo...

    Mary Kay’s Answer

    If you have not finished the divorce process and two years have passed, you are unlikely to still have a case pending as the Courts dismiss cases after a period of inactivity. Given what you said it does not appear that the agreement is binding.

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  • I am 16 years old and was wondering if I can get emancipated because I am pregnant, and how do I go about it?

    I'm currently in high school and I live with my parents. I was denied medicaid because my parents make enough money, and I know if I get emancipated I would qualify. I was wondering what the procedure is and what I would all need to qualify.

    Mary Kay’s Answer

    This booklet should answer some of your questions:
    http://www.nebarfnd.org/age-of-majority

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  • I'm 16 almost 17 my mom kicked me out can she do that besides I'm already planning on leaving when i come to legal age help me

    my mom is crazy she like to punt me down and turned my 2 weeks into 2 of my other jobs. And i need the money I texted my uncle and he said he would try to help me

    Mary Kay’s Answer

    Here are some resources that may be of help to you:

    http://www.nebarfnd.org/age-of-majority

    https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/self-help/7253/temporary-delegation-parental-powers

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  • My wife won't show up for mediation. Can I file something to push the divorce through? We are both pro se.

    We've been at this for sometime. I've tried all sorts of communication. I just want to be done with this!!! There's got to be something I can file that will help me finalizing this. If she won't go to a court ordered mediation....isn't it conte...

    Mary Kay’s Answer

    You may proceed on a contempt action and you may also consider asking the court to set the case for trial as you have attempted to mediate but your spouse has refused. You will want to make sure you have proof that you have made a good faith effort to get into mediation and your wife has refused and does not have a legitimate reason for doing so. I recommend you hire an attorney.

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  • What does a motion of nunc pro tunc looks like in omaha, ne, and how do i fill it out?

    this is for an abatement of summer child support to be increased to the maximum allowed instead of the minimum

    Mary Kay’s Answer

    This is a request for a Judge to correct a scrivener's error in an Order. It would look like a typical motion requesting relief from the court and it would state what the error is, what it should state and ask that the error be corrected. A scrivener's error is a misstatement or typo, this motion is not the method to appeal a ruling you disagree with, that is done via an appeal.

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  • At what age can i kick my child out of the house?

    Shes 18yr now and is out of school.

    Mary Kay’s Answer

    Your child is a minor until age 19 and you have an obligation to support and provide for your daughter until that time. The Nebraska Bar has a helpful publication titled "Reaching the Age of Majority" that may better address this issue and provide greater insights to your rights and responsibilities, ,we have a link on our website: http://www.mkhansenlaw.com/Resources-Social-Security.shtml

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