The custodial party in a child support case is the person who is responsible for the day-to-day care of the children and has physical custody of them. The custodial party can be a parent, legal guardian, or caretaker.
Role & Responsibilities of the Custodial Parent
Custodial parties who have an open IV-D case with Child Support Enforcement (CSE) are responsible for:
- Responding to all requests for information, appearing for interviews and court hearings, and submitting your child to paternity testing, if necessary.
- Giving CSE any information they can about the non-custodial parent.
- Notifying the local child support office of any changes in their status, such as, name, address, custody of child, and the desire for continued services.
- Cooperating with CSE. The failure to cooperate for Public Assistance recipients could result in a loss of benefits.
- Staying involved in the case. A team effort produces the best results.
Things to Know
CSE does not represent the custodial or non-custodial parent. CSE represents the State of Nebraska.
If you do not cooperate with CSE (for example, provide information or respond when requested), and are not receiving Public Assistance, CSE may close your case.
If you choose to hire a private attorney, CSE will only discuss your case with your attorney.