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Facts about no-fault divorces in Nebraska

When you and your spouse decide that your marriage is over, you might not want to drag the divorce process on and on. One way that might make that possible is to use the no-fault divorce law in Nebraska. Learning a little about this law might help you to decide if this is the best way to handle your divorce case.

In Nebraska, it takes around six months to go through a simple divorce. Of course, not all divorces are that simple. In order to get a simple divorce, you will have to show that one spouse has lived in the state for a year. You also have to show that there is no chance for your marriage to recover. This means your marriage is irretrievably broken.

Once the divorce petition is filed, there is a 60-day waiting period. After that, you can have the final divorce hearing. You should be warned that this can take up to a year or longer to happen. In the case of a no-fault divorce, the court would have to decide on the divorce settlement without having to worry about who caused the divorce.

Even in a no-fault divorce, the court will decide on how property is divided, how child custody is handled, if anyone has to pay alimony and who has to pay child support. Going through all those aspects of divorce means that you need to know your rights for each step. Seeking answers to any questions you have might help you to decide how to present your side of the case.

Source: Legal Aid of Nebraska, "Divorce Handbook" Jan. 06, 2015

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