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Before a person files a divorce without an attorney in the state of Nebraska, at least one of the spouses must have been a resident of the state for at least one year. If the actual marriage ceremony was performed within the State of Nebraska, and one of the spouses has lived in the state during the entire marriage, then that spouse will be able to file the divorce.
The only acceptable grounds for divorce in the State of Nebraska is the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage.
When parents are choosing to act in the best interest of the children, the Nebraska State Court will generally accept the parents’ chosen custody arrangement. In cases where the parents are not able to agree, the court will decide on the matter, or it will proceed to trial. In this case, the divorce will not be considered an uncontested divorce. In most instances, joint legal or physical custody is regarded as the optimal option. Joint custody allows both parents to have input regarding crucial decisions regarding the welfare of children. However, while joint legal custody covers important choices, it does not mean that the children spend equal time with both parents.
The standard Nebraska state child support guidelines apply in nearly every divorce case unless there are exceptional circumstances in place. In this instance, both parents’ gross income and child-related expenses will be taken into consideration when obligations are calculated. Child support is typically continued until the child or children reach age 18, and it may extend further until he children complete secondary education.
All divorce proceedings in Nebraska are filed in a district court were one of the parties has established residence.
Nebraska has an approved method for resolving disputes during divorce proceedings. They may oversee contested issues and potentially allow petitioners to address them and file as an uncontested divorce. In this case, all parties must consent to such mediation for the referral to be valid. In this case, all or some issues may be resolved in mediation, and then the case can continue as a divorce without a lawyer.
Fees to file in the district court are in addition to those for using BuyDivorcePapers.com. They may vary from district to district. You may find out more about these fees by contacting your local court directly.