There are many ways that children benefit from having contact with both parents. Nebraska courts are increasingly noticing this and awarding what is known as joint physical custody. This means that you would probably have a good chance of maintaining your relationship with your children after divorce.
When you realize you and your spouse are getting divorced in Nebraska, you may wonder what will happen to your children. There are several different kinds of custody arrangements. At London Law Office P.C., L.L.O., we want to make sure you understand these arrangements so you can find the situation that works best for your family.
Nebraska courts, like all other courts throughout the nation, make child custody determinations based on "a child's best interests." Unfortunately, the child's best interest standard is purposefully vague, as every child's circumstances and best interests are different. That said, most courts take several of the same factors into consideration when determining with which parent a child should live. Some such factors courts consider include the location of the child's school, each parent's living situation, each parent's schedule, the age and sex of the child and the child's wishes. Most courts will also consider any parental history of alcohol or drug abuse, violence and criminal behavior.