father and son

Paternity actions formally establish who is the father of the child or children and set forth support and visitation rights.  When it comes to paternity law, child support is set by the Nebraska Supreme Court Child Support Guidelines, and the obligations of the parties to provide health insurance and contribute to health care and day care costs are also addressed.  Parenting time or visitation is also addressed in the same way as if the parties had been married.

Support, in some cases, can be awarded retroactive to the date of the child's birth. Expenses attributed to the pregnancy and birth can also be awarded, along with attorney fees.