If you are a party to an original action for dissolution with children or a paternity action involving custody or parenting time with children (i.e. there is NO court-ordered parenting plan governing the children), the State of Nebraska requires your attendance at a Basic Parent Education class, preferably within 60 days following the filing of your action.
Nebraska Parenting Act: Parenting Class Requirement
43-2924. Applicability of act.
(1) The Parenting Act shall apply to proceedings or modifications filed on or after January 1, 2008, in which parenting functions for a child are at issue (a) under Chapter 42, including, but not limited to, proceedings or modification of orders for dissolution of marriage and child custody and (b) under sections 43-1401 to 43-1418. The Parenting Act may apply to proceedings or modifications in which parenting functions for a child are at issue under Chapter 30 or 43.
43-2928. Attendance at basic level parenting education course; delay or waiver;
(1) The court shall order all parties to a proceeding under the Parenting Act to attend a basic level parenting education course. Participation in the course may be delayed or waived by the court for good cause shown. Failure or refusal by any party to participate in such a course as ordered by the court shall not delay the entry of a final judgment or an order modifying a final judgment in such action by more than six months and shall in no case be punished by incarceration.