Statue of Justice

Child Support

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Family & Juvenile Law Omaha
Anita L. Mayo, P.C., L.L.O.

For many children, their parents' divorce can seem like the end of the world. That is why it is so important for parents to keep the best interests of the children in mind. Your lawyer can help you maintain a focus on your children's welfare while you set realistic goals for custody and work toward them. Family & Juvenile Law Omaha, Anita L. Mayo, PC, LLO, is a full-service law firm dedicated to helping Nebraska families navigate child custody issues.​

Child Support Modification

To ensure that a child support allows the child to continue to live at the same standard of living he or she enjoyed while the parents were married, most states have adopted a formula for determining child support. Nebraska is no exception. The formula considers many factors, including:

  • Income of both parents
  • Overtime
  • Bonuses
  • Expenses such as health insurance for the child, private school tuition and sports equipment


Child support is pursuant to the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines based on each party's income. Both parents are responsible for contributing to the child's financial well-being. If a parent attempts to avoid paying child support by becoming voluntarily unemployed, the court can impute income to that parent.

In Douglas County, there are referees who are responsible for helping parents settle child support issues. In many instances, consulting a referee is a much faster option than taking the case before a district judge. This is a particularly good option for parents who have lost a job and need to modify child support but cannot wait an extended time for a court date.