Overview of Divorce in Nebraska

Getting a divorce in Nebraska is not too different than it is in other states, but you should know that every state has its own laws concerning divorce. When filing for divorce, it is important that you understand how matters such as filing requirements, simplified divorce procedures, and child custody work in your state. Learning about the divorce law of your state is incredibly important, even though your lawyer will do his or her best to help you out. It never hurts to learn and you it may give you an advantage while in the court room.

Filing requirements for divorce in Nebraska

In order to file for divorce in the state of Nebraska, you must first make sure that you meet the specific requirements. The filing requirements are as follows. First, a petition for divorce may be filed if at least one of the parties lived in the state for at least one year and had the intentions of making the state his or her permanent home. If in the military, the party must have been stationed in the state for at least one year. The dissolution of marriage may be filed only in the county in which one of the spouses resides. There is a 60 day waiting period after the case is filed before the court will grant it.

Simplified Divorce Procedures

Simplified divorce procedures may be used when both parties agree to the divorce and have already worked out all the details. This makes the trial much quicker as the court is not responsible for deciding any of the important details. When you and your spouse agree to this, you may both sign a joint petition for marriage. When filing for divorce in Nebraska, you will find that if you both agree on the many facets of the divorce that it can be quite hassle-free.

Child Custody in Nebraska

Child custody is one of the most important, if not the most important, factor in any case of divorce. This difficult matter is decided by the court when you file for divorce in Nebraska and it is determined by the following factors: the relationship of each child to the parents, the parent that the child desires to reside with, the health and welfare of the child in question, and whether or not there is any proven abuse of the child by one or both of the parties involved.

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