Going through a divorce can be an overwhelming experience. The divorce process can have significant ramifications on several aspects of your life, including your family, finances, children, assets, and friends. With all the misleading information out there, it’s easy to make costly mistakes without proper guidance. If you live in Nebraska and are considering divorce or have just been served with divorce papers, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced Nebraska divorce attorney immediately for proper guidance.
At Abrahamson Law Office, we understand that divorce is highly individualized, and each case is unique. Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to handling divorce, asset division, child custody, and alimony-related matters. We will offer you the proper guidance, advocacy, and support you need to get through this difficult period and make the transition as seamless as possible.
Abrahamson Law Office proudly serves clients in Omaha, Nebraska, and neighboring communities of Douglas County, Sarpy County, Saunders County, Washington County, Otoe, and Dodge County.
Filing for Divorce in Nebraska
In 2018, there were 2.9 divorces per thousand residents in Nebraska. To file for divorce in Nebraska, you or your spouse must be a resident of the state for at least one year prior to filing. The legal process starts by filing a Complaint for Dissolution with the district court in the county where you or your spouse resides.
Contested vs. Uncontested
Divorces are generally categorized as a contested or uncontested divorce.
- Uncontested Divorce: In an uncontested divorce, both spouses mutually agree on essential terms of the divorce, such as property division, spousal support, tax deductions, child custody, child custody, and visitation. The terms are then filed with the court for official approval.
- Contested Divorce: In a contested divorce, the spouses are unable to agree on one or more essential terms of the divorce settlement. In this case, a court hearing or trial may be necessary and the judge will enter a final verdict.
Grounds for Divorce
Nebraska is a "no-fault" state meaning that it is not necessary to prove that either spouse committed any wrongdoing in order to obtain a divorce. The only grounds required when seeking a divorce is to affirm that the marriage is permanently broken.
Timelines for Divorce
In Nebraska, there is a 60-day waiting period after filing a dissolution until the divorce is final. The divorce process will certainly take longer if there are disputes over property or if there are minor children involved.