Omaha Divorce Lawyer
Couples in Nebraska looking to divorce have many options available to them.
Whether your case is contested or you are seeking an uncontested divorce
or a form of alternative dispute resolution method, such as mediation,
our Omaha divorce attorneys can handle it all. While the decision to dissolve
your marriage is part of the dissolution process, this is just step one.
You must also follow certain rules and meet state residency requirements
before you can legally end your marriage. To prevent any errors, issues,
or complications with this process, it is best to consult with an experienced
divorce lawyer beforehand.
At Hathaway Law Group, P.C. L.L.O., we handle a wide range of divorce cases.
With over 20 years of experience, we have helped many clients obtain a
favorable divorce outcome and take pride knowing we assisted with their
If you are considering divorce, contact our Omaha divorce attorneys at
(402) 503-3088 or
schedule your confidential consultation online.
Types of Divorce Services We Offer
Our divorce attorneys offer the following options which can be tailored
to accommodate your specific needs:
An uncontested divorce is when a couple can come to an agreement about
all the issues that pertain to their divorce. This includes asset and
property division, child custody, spousal support, and debt division.
This type of divorce is generally faster and more amicable than other forms
of divorce. As both you and your spouse agree, there are no issues to
litigate, which means your divorce case is kept out of the courtroom.
A contested divorce or litigated divorce happens when a couple cannot come
to an agreement about all the issues related to their divorce. As such,
their divorce case will need to be taken to court where a judge will decide
how to resolve their divorce matters and finalize the divorce.
Collaborative divorce is a voluntary process that couples use when seeking
a divorce or separation without court. Couples who choose collaborative
divorce will work with a collaboratively trained lawyer and other qualified
professionals to reach an agreement on all issues related to their divorce.
Couples choose collaborative divorce to avoid the uncertainty of court
decisions and to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs
of their family.
The collaborative process can be used to facilitate many other family issues,
including disputes between extended family and the negotiation of pre-marital
and post-marital agreements. Through the collaborative process, families
can resolve conflict and issues consensually and mutually.
Collaborative law may also be less expensive for the parties. By utilizing
specialists for many tasks, (financial professionals, child custody therapists,
and coaches) work can be streamlined, thus, possibly, reducing costs.
In mediation, a couple will utilize a neutral, third-party individual to
help them work out a divorce agreement and parenting plan, if required.
The mediator cannot come to a decision for you, but he/she can help guide
you in the right direction. This is typically done in a manner that allows
both sides to express their sides of the story, including questions, concerns,
and other issues. The goal is to come to an amicable resolution.
Is Nebraska a Community Property State?
No, Nebraska is not a community property state. This means that when property
is divided during a divorce, it will not be split equally. Instead, the
courts follow the guidelines of "equitable distribution" and
will attempt to divide the property as fairly as possible.
Is Nebraska a No Fault Divorce State?
Yes, Nebraska is a no-fault divorce state. In fact, the only type of grounds
for divorce applicable in Nebraska is "no-fault." To begin divorce
proceedings, one spouse will not have to list any reason for the divorce,
other than stating that the marriage is "irretrievably broken."
How Long Does the Divorce Process Take in Nebraska?
Though you may wish your divorce to be finalized quickly, you should assume
that your divorce will take at least six months, if not longer. Not only
does Nebraska require a 60-day waiting period after filing your divorce
and serving your spouse, but you also have many matters to be resolved
between the two of you. The length of your marriage and whether or not
you share minor children will also affect how long your divorce takes.
Important matters that must be decided before your divorce can be finalized:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Property division
Agreeing on these topics can be incredibly challenging, especially if you
and your spouse are not on the same page. Property division is one issue
that tends to take a long time to resolve. In addition to dividing your
assets fairly and equitably, you will also have to address any shared
debt you acquired while married. Furthermore, child custody matters may
complicate property division if the plan is for one parent to remain in
the family home with the children.
Going through a divorce is difficult, but you don’t have to do it
alone. Reach out to our Omaha divorce lawyers online or call our firm
at (402) 503-3088 for help.
Will I Have to Pay Alimony?
Alimony (also commonly referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance)
is not uncommon in Nebraska. It refers to money that one spouse pays the
other after a divorce. Alimony may be permanent or temporary. The goal
of maintenance is to help the lower-earning spouse maintain their standard
of living post-divorce. Spousal support is not the same as child support;
any child support decisions will be made separately from spousal support.
The following may affect the amount of spousal support awarded in a divorce:
- How long the couple was married
- How each individual contributed to the household during the marriage
- The earning capacity of each spouse
- The ability of each spouse to support themselves post-divorce
- The mental and physical health of each spouse
- Whether one spouse stayed home or gave up their career to raise children
or take care of the home
Schedule an Initial Consultation Today
At Hathaway Law Group, P.C. L.L.O., it is our mission to help your family.
If you are looking for a divorce lawyer in Omaha, do not hesitate to contact
our firm. We are dedicated to helping you figure out which type of divorce
best fits your needs and interests.
If you are going through a divorce and need help, turn to Hathaway Law
Group, P.C. L.L.O. Our Omaha divorce attorneys have handled countless
divorce cases in Nebraska, and we are prepared to put our experience to
work for you. Contact us online or call us at (402) 503-3088..