Nebraska Family Law

 

Nebraska laws are created and revised by the actions of lawmakers and the courts, as in other states. Click on the links below to learn more information.

1.State statute Nebraska Husband and Wife Statute
2. Fault or no-fault (typically when a state allows fault based and no-fault divorce, fault based divorces require no separation period. No-fault
3. Equitable distribution or community property Equitable Distribution
a. Methods of apportionment  
i. Periera and Van Camp in CA  
b. Property distribution factors  
4. Legal separation?  
a. Waiting period/Separation period 60 days
5. Is mediation required  
6. Forms used Nebraska Court Forms
7. Alimony guidelines and factors Alimony
Alimony formula Alimony
a. Types Temporary, short or long-term
b. Term Limits None - alimony orders shall terminate upon the death of either party or the remarriage of the recipient.
Cohabitation "Order for alimony may be modified or revoked for good cause
NE ST § 42-365"
c. Imputing income  
d. Change in circumstances Alimony modifications
e. Ceases on retirement  
Impute income on early retirement  
Early retirement for health reasons is involuntary  
f. Definition of income  
8. Child support factors and guidelines Nebraska Child Support Guidelines
9. Child support calculator Nebraska Child Support Calculator
10. Lump Sum  Support allowed? Allowed
11. Valuation  
a. Valuation date Divorce
b. Goodwill divisibility Personal goodwill is not divisible.  Enterprise goodwill is divisible. - Taylor v. Taylor, 222 Neb. 721, 386 N.W.2d 851 (1986)
c. Standard of value Fair market value
d. Discounts  
e. Shareholder/partner agreements  
 12. Double dip  Double dip, not issue because personal goodwill not divisible
 a. Stock options  
 b. Retirement accounts  
 c. Child support  
 13. Key cases  
 14. Premarital agreements  
 15. Common law  "Parties may contract to modify or eliminate spousal support NE ST §42-1004"


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