Nebraska Child Custody Laws

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Nebraska Child Custody

Custody will be awarded based upon the best interests of the child. In determining best interests, the Court will consider the following factors: 
  • the general health, welfare, and social behavior of the child; 

  • the preference of the child, if the child is of sufficient age and capacity; 

  • the child's relationship with each parent prior to the filing for dissolution of marriage; and 

  • any credible evidence of child or spousal abuse.

Joint custody may be awarded if both parents agree that such an arrangement would be in the child’s best interests.

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