March 2017 | 24 Neb. App. 595 (Neb. Ct. App. 2017)

House v. House (Nebraska 2017)

A finding of contempt for failure to pay child support is a rebuttable presumption. The burden of proof shifts to the parent to provide evidence that the failure to pay was not willful. In this case, the father argued he was indigent and could not pay support. The Court found that he offered no other evidence of his inability to pay such as information regarding a disability. Additionally, he did not provide required tax returns and wage information; therefore, the contempt finding was appropriate.

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