Parents Who Pay Child Support

 
5; 6
Economic Assistance
Children and Family Services
 
No
No

What would you like to do?

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

What you need to know

The non-custodial parent in a child support case is the person who does not usually live with the child but, along with the custodial parent, has a responsibility to provide financial and/or medical support. 

Roles & responsibilities of the non-custodial parent  

Non-custodial parents are responsible for:

  • Paying child support and providing health insurance coverage or medical cash assistance as ordered by the court
  • Responding to Child Support Enforcement's (CSE) requests for information
  • Notifying CSE and the court of changes to their address, phone, email, employer, income or name

Things to know

  • CSE does not represent the non-custodial or custodial parent. CSE represents the State of Nebraska.
  • You should provide as much information as you can to CSE about your financial situation so that your support order can be set at a realistic amount.
  • Unpaid child support doesn't go away when your child turns 19 or if you declare bankruptcy, go to jail or move to another state. 
  • There is no statute of limitations for the collection of past due support in Nebraska. 
  • If your child comes to live with you, your child support order does not automatically stop. A change of custody must be completed in court.
  • If you hire a private attorney, CSE will discuss your case only with your attorney. Once you no longer have an attorney, CSE will speak with you again directly.
  • CSE does not have the authority to monitor the way a custodial parent spends court-ordered child support.
  • CSE cannot help parents with visitation or custody issues. You will need to contact a private attorney for help in these areas. See the access and visitation page for more information.