Rule 9. Child Support Hearings.

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Rule 9. Child Support Hearings.

   9.1. Child support hearings in the Juvenile Court shall be conducted in accordance with Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 43-290 and 43-2,113(3).

   9.2. If filed in the Juvenile Court, the county attorney or authorized attorney must provide notice of the filing and of any scheduled hearings to the attorney of record, if any, for the parent from whom child support is being sought, or directly to the parent, if unrepresented by counsel, and to the guardian ad litem for the juvenile, if any; and to an attorney for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, if the juvenile is in the custody of the department. Notice of any child support hearing shall be given in accordance with Rule 8.1 of these Rules as soon as possible, but at least ten (10) judicial days before the hearing.

   9.3. If a parent who is unrepresented by counsel does not have the ability to receive notice filed electronically or via email, then notice shall be given to such parent by certified mail, return receipt requested, and shall be given as soon as possible, but no less than ten (10) judicial days before the hearing. Within three (3) days after mailing, the attorney shall file a proof of service with the court. If notice of a child support hearing cannot be accomplished by certified mail, the party serving said notice shall request direction from the Court as to an alternative method of service.

   9.4. In said action, counsel are required to comply with the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines as promulgated and modified by the Nebraska Supreme Court. The county attorney or authorized attorney and the attorney for the parent, if any, shall complete a child support calculation worksheet pursuant to the guidelines and furnish the worksheet to opposing counsel or parties at least three (3) days before any hearing on a request for child or medical support. The party setting a child or medical support action for trial shall request sufficient time for trial of the case. Notice shall be given as set out in Rule 8.1 above.