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May 2018 Archives

Film looks at race, poverty and family court system

Child custody and child support can be deeply emotional as well as financial issues for many people in Nebraska and across the country. The complications of dealing with the family court system can be especially difficult for people who already face problems at the intersection of race and poverty. The impact of these factors on African-American fathers and families is explored in a new documentary. In "Where's Daddy?" the filmmaker examines stereotypical portrayals of back fathers and how they contrast with the real-life experience of people struggling with the system.

Divorce and the children's education

Parents in Nebraska who get a divorce should be aware of the financial impact of a divorce, particularly with regard to paying for their children's college education. Divorcing parents should take certain steps to make sure that they will be able to provide the financial support their college-bound children may need.

Ways to make divorce less expensive

Most Nebraska residents walk down the aisle thinking that their marriage will last forever. The majority do not expect to find themselves in divorce court. However, statistics show that marriage ends in divorce for many people, and divorce often takes an emotional and financial toll on the family. Some estimates show the price of going through the divorce process ranges from $5,000 to well over $1 million.

How joint custody may be beneficial for children and parents

Joint legal custody could be the right solution for some parents in Nebraska even if they do not share physical custody. Legal custody gives a parent the right to make decisions about major elements of the child's life. This includes the child's religion, education and healthcare. It is not uncommon for one parent to have physical custody of the child while the parent who has visitation rights also shares legal custody.

The difficulties of leaving an abusive marriage

Nebraska residents may not be aware of just how serious of a public health problem domestic violence can be. In fact, across the country, it is estimated that a woman is assaulted every nine seconds. Further, it is estimated that 1 in 3 individuals experienced physical abuse by a romantic or intimate partner. Domestic abuse can cause the ending of a marriage to be difficult or even dangerous for some. In some cases, the anger, violence or financial abuse that occurred during the marriage could escalate throughout the divorce process.