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Parents who decide to split up are going to face the challenge of determining child custody, child support, and visitation. One way to avoid the strife and acrimony is to start with a parenting plan. In some states, parenting plans are optional, but Nebraska law requires divorcing parents to have one.
The Nebraska Parenting Act dictates some of the things parents need to do when trying to work out child custody arrangements. The Act requires parents to attend a parenting education course, to develop a parenting plan that covers custody, visitation and important decisions about a child’s upbringing.
The act encourages parents to resolve child custody issues through mediation and can require mediation in disputed cases.
The Nebraska Parenting Act also recognizes the importance of allowing children to spend time with both parents as long as there is not a history of neglect or abuse. When deciding on child custody arrangements, Nebraska law emphasizes the importance of the best interest of a child.
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