Decades Of Experience With Property Division
A major issue divorcing couples face is how to divide of intangible assets, real property and debt. It is important that these matters be handled with care, as the outcome can significantly impact your financial future.
At Whelan Law Office in Omaha, our divorce attorney has extensive experience handling property division matters, and we will make certain your property rights are protected throughout and after your divorce. We have been representing business owners, professionals, stay-at-home parents and other people from all walks of life since 1990. Let us put our exceptional knowledge of Nebraska divorce law to work for you, too.
We handle even the most complex cases involving:
- 401(k)s, IRAs and other retirement accounts
- Alimony payments
- Military pensions and other benefits
- Businesses and professional practices
- Houses, vacation property, investment property and other real estate
- Valuable antiques, art collections and other assets
“The staff is very professional and caring. They make an unpleasant situation like divorce as pleasant as possible. They are great advocates for their clients.” — Ashlee
How Nebraska Courts Divide Property In Divorce
Nebraska is an equitable distribution state, meaning that in a divorce, property will be divided in a manner the court finds to be fair. In some cases, this amounts to a 50-50 split of property, but that is not always the case. The guiding principle is equitable, not equal.
Any alimony award can potentially impact the property division arrangement ordered by the court. In some cases, a dependent spouse may also choose to give up his or her claim to alimony in exchange for a greater share of the marital estate.
In order to divide property fairly, it must first be identified and valued. When both parties agree to work together, this can be a straightforward process. However, some property division matters can become contentious and may involve identifying hidden assets and arguments over what is marital property and nonmarital property. Whatever your situation may be, our experienced divorce attorneys are prepared to protect your rights.
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