Is it hard to get divorced in Nebraska?

On Behalf of | Mar 14, 2022 | Divorce |

The only type of divorce allowed in Nebraska is a no-fault divorce. This means that each divorce is granted on the grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken. In other words: you and your spouse just can’t get along.

A Complaint for Dissolution can be filed by both spouses, or by one spouse alone (in which case, the other spouse will likely respond with a counter-petition).

Steps to filing a petition for divorce

In order to file for divorce in Nebraska, you must prove that you have lived there for at least 12 months. You will also need to present the court with your proof of identification, and proof of income.

The quickest way to get divorced is for both spouses to iron out the details of your divorce in writing. You will need to address and resolve all pertinent issues. They include division of property and finances, child custody, child support, and spousal support. Once the details are ironed out, you must surrender your right to trial in writing.

If you and your spouse cannot work out the details together, you can petition for a divorce trial. The judge will review your petition. If he feels certain that the marriage cannot be saved, he will grant the divorce. However; the judge must wait 60 days following the filing date to sign the divorce decree.

Things to keep in mind

After the divorce is granted, you must wait a minimum of six months and one day before you remarry. The only exception to this rule is that you may remarry your ex-spouse at any time.

Divorce can be complicated. Getting through it is a much easier process when you have an experienced legal guide by your side.