Paternity and Adoption
Paternity - When Parents Were Never Married
If parents of a child have not been married, they may need to clarify their co-parenting relationship in order to establish parentage (who the legal parents of the child are, also known as “paternity”), child custody, support, parenting time, and decision-making authority. Clinch Law Firm, LLC can assist with developing agreed-upon or litigated (court-determined) Parenting Plans and Financial Plans, including child support calculations.
Adoption of Minor Children
When parents adopt a child, the legal relationship becomes just as if the minor child were born to the adopting parent. Whether you are considering adopting as a step-parent, foster parent, relative, or private placement, we can assist you through this process from filing the Petition through the final hearing and receiving your child's new birth certificate.
Guardianship is a legal means allowing you to make decisions for someone who cannot do so for themselves, such as a minor child or disabled adult child or elderly parent. We have experience establishing guardianships for both children and adults and can assist in obtaining court orders granting you have the legal authority to make the arrangements needed for your loved ones to ensure their best care.
Moving from Nebraska (Removal)
For a custodial parent to move away from the State of Nebraska with minor children, generally court permission is required if any custody orders have been entered or any actions involving custody have been filed. Failing to follow the law in this regard can have serious consequences, up to and including potential change in custody.
Clinch Law Firm, LLC offers in-person, virtual, and telephone appointments for York County and the surrounding areas, including Seward County, Fillmore County, Hamilton County, Merrick County and more! Call us at 402-908-5699 to schedule a consultation at our York office, or feel free to schedule a complimentary 30-minute telephone consultation or a 60-minute in-person consultation for a time that works for you here: Appointment Scheduler. Virtual appointments are also available, upon request.