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What Is Mediation And Other Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law Matters

Mediation is the process by which an independent mediator helps both parties reach a mutually beneficial settlement.

What Do I Need To Demonstrate To A Judge To Get Divorced?

Since Nebraska is a “no-fault” divorce state, neither spouse is required to demonstrate anything when seeking a divorce. In other words, simply stating that there are irreconcilable differences between you and your spouse will suffice.

Are There Any Residency Requirements When Filing For Divorce?

Yes. In the state of Nebraska, one spouse must have lived within state lines for at least one year prior to filing for divorce.

How Long Am I Required To Provide Child Support?

Under Nebraska state law, both parents are obligated to financially support their child/children until they turn 19.

How Does A Judge Determine How Much Child Support Is Necessary?

Under Nebraska state law, a judge will first examine each parent’s earning capacity. The judge may demand an amount that deviates from the guidelines to include health insurance and/or educational costs.

What Does A Judge Consider When Determining A Child Custody Arrangement?

When making a child custody order, Nebraska state law requires that the decision be made with the best interests of the child in mind. The court may award custody to one or both parents, with the presumption being that joint custody between both parents is ideal.

How Does A Judge Determine What Is In The Best Interest Of A Child?

The judge will look at the child’s relationship with both parents, the health, welfare, and social behavior of the child, both parents’ wishes and, if the child is old enough, his or her own preference.

How Does A Judge Distribute Property Following A Divorce?

It is important to remember that marital property is defined as all property — including your home, income, and possessions — acquired throughout the duration of your marriage. When it comes to marital property, Nebraska divides your assets equitably, meaning according to what is fair to both parties.

How Does Alimony Work Nebraska?

The judge will take into account each spouse’s economic situation, the length of the marriage, and whether the recipient spouse requires education or training when returning to the workforce.

How Do I Contact A Trusted Family Law Attorney?

Wesley S. Dodge Attorney at Law provides a full spectrum of family law solutions from mediation services to offering those on a limited budget representation for specific issues. Call 402-333-1604 to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney. You may also email the firm to schedule an appointment.