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Child support is calculated according to the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines. “The main principle behind these guidelines is to recognize the equal duty of both parents to contribute to the support of their children in proportion to their respective net incomes.” Neb. Ct. R. § 4-201. Some of the factors that may be taken into consideration are contributions to a retirement plan, the cost of health insurance for the parent and/or the child(ren), existing child support obligations for other children, and each parents monthly income or earning capacity.
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They may be found at on the Nebraska Supreme Court Website at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/supreme-court-rules/chapter-4-children-families/article-2-child-support-guidelines.
Yes, if the court case is being handled here in Nebraska.
Usually when a child support obligation is established for an incarcerated person, it is set at the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines Minimum Support amount of $50 per month. An exception would be made if the incarcerated individual is on a work release program. The order may also be subject to an upward modification upon the person’s release.
Court costs are the fees incurred in the court action. They include filing fees and the costs of serving parties to the case. If the Court orders it, court costs are to be paid to the Clerk of the District Court, located at the Lancaster County Courthouse at 575 S 10th Street, 3rd Floor, Lincoln, Nebraska. They may also be paid online through the Nebraska State website.