At Hightower Reff Law, we are experienced in paternity cases and everything that goes with them.

Paternity is a complicated area of the law in Nebraska. If you don’t take action early, it could affect your rights as a parent. This is true whether you are a biological father, a mother or a person who is paying child support for a child who may not be your biological child, but was born to you during a marriage. Call us today at Hightower Reff Law to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.

Nebraska Paternity Laws Explained

Paternity cases can be difficult to maneuver through the court system and can bring up other legal issues. Issues like child support, custody and parenting time, to name a few. We don’t recommend anybody try to get through it alone without an attorney. You need confident, clear, committed legal representation like the kind we provide at Hightower Reff Law.

Some basics of this complicated area of Nebraska law:

  • If the parents are married to each other when a child is born, Nebraska law presumes both spouses to be the child’s legal parents.
  • If the parents are not married at the time a child is born and no other parent is not listed on the birth certificate, but that parent wants to protect their rights, there are steps they must quickly take with the courts or Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
  • If the parents are not married when a child is born, and no other parent is listed on the birth certificate, a court order will establish child support, health care coverage, and protect the child’s inheritance and Social Security and/or other benefits via the other parent.
  • If an alleged parent does not believe they are the biological parent of a child, or is not sure, they must take steps quickly via genetic testing through the courts to learn the truth to protect their rights and those of the child.

Questions about Paternity?

Early determination of paternity is crucial to the rights of all involved. At Hightower Reff Law, we have experience helping clients protect their rights in paternity cases. Call us today at 402-932-9550 or visit our contact page to schedule a time to come in and talk to one of our attorneys.

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