I know there was a ruling that Nebraska cannot force parents to keep parental rights for the sole purpose of collecting child support. I got a stripper pregnant and she told me she didn’t want me to be apart of the child’s life if I wasn’t going to be with her. She moved to Nebraska refusing to let me have a paternity test and it has been a few years. She recently applied for benefits and named me as the father then contacted me saying I needed to pay my child support. She made it clear that she does not want me to be apart of the child’s life and I no longer want to be apart of the situation.
There are many cases in Nebraska where a parent is ordered to pay child support but doesn't have any rights to see the child. It is often not that the court wouldn't grant parenting time with the child. It is often that the parent does not want to form a relationship with the child or has not filed a court action to ask to be granted those rights. Cases brought to ask for parenting time with a child have a very high rate of success.
One common ground to terminate parental rights is abandonment for 6 months. The Court is hesitant to terminate a parent's parental rights outside of an abuse or neglect context if there isn't another parent to step into that parent's shoes, such as in a step-parent adoption. Thus, abandonment for 6 months alone is not enough to terminate parental rights but is a necessary first criteria in many private termination of parental rights actions.
Although I am an attorney practicing law in Nebraska, the answer I provide is for general purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice, you should contact an attorney who will discuss with you the specific facts of your case.
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