Who has legal rights in the following situation.
A man in severely injuried in an accident - critical condition/comatose. Hospitalized in IA. His state residence is NE. He has a live-in girlfriend (NE) for over 10 years. IA recognizes "common law" marriage - NE does not. The man has a 19 year old child, IA recognizes him as next of kin. What rights if any does the long-term girlfriend have. Eventually the man will be transfered to a NE hospital.