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Category: Divorce Made Simple

This blog provides practical information on the legal process of divorce. Our attorneys break down the divorce process in a way that is easy to understand.

Category: Divorce Made Simple

This blog provides practical information on the legal process of divorce. Our attorneys break down the divorce process in a way that is easy to understand.

What Happens to the Family Home in a Divorce

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] One of the biggest decisions to be made during the divorce process is what will happen to the family home?  This decision is more than just a legal one.  It impacts both emotions and finances. Although there are many factors to consider, generally there two options for the home – either one spouse will keep it or it will be sold. Option A.  One Spouse keeps the home. How do you decide who keeps the home? Deciding who will remain in the family home is a big decision.   If spouses can’t agree who
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The Marital Estate – What is Included and How is it Divided?

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] The marital estate includes all property, assets, debts, and liabilities acquired by the parties during the course of the marriage. The marital estate does not include property acquired through a gift or inheritance.  Similarly, the marital estate does not include property acquired by one spouse before the marriage.  If the premarital property can be easily identified at the time of the divorce, it will not ordinarily be included as a part of the marital estate to be divided. For marital property, it does not matter how the property or debts are titled.  For
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What is Considered “Income” for Purposes of Calculating Child Support in Nebraska?

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] In Nebraska, child support is determined by the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines.  The Guidelines are rules that the Nebraska courts use to determine which parent will pay child support and how much child support will be paid each month. The amount of child support ordered depends heavily on each parent’s gross income.  While determining a parent’s gross income might seem relatively straightforward, there can be many complexities and unique factors to consider depending on the facts of each case. If both parents work traditional 40 hour per week jobs with consistent salaries, calculating
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4 Most Common Questions Regarding Alimony in Nebraska

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] One of the most common fears spouses have about an impending divorce is whether they will be required to pay alimony or if they will be eligible to receive alimony.  In Nebraska there is not a specific calculation that can be used to plug in income, expenses, and length of marriage and reveal how much alimony will be paid and for how long.  Rather, an award of alimony is left to the discretion of the judge or negotiating between the parties.  There are several factors the court may consider when making an alimony
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Divorce and Financial Aid for College: 5 Factors for Parents to Consider

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] During the divorce process, spouses are required to make many decisions, especially considering their children and the future of the family’s finances.  One of the benefits of hiring an experienced divorce attorney is to assist you in the decision-making process.  An experienced lawyer can help you avoid potential unintended consequences of the decisions that you make during your divorce.  One consideration that often gets overlooked is how the divorce may impact the ability for children of divorced parents to qualify for college financial aid.  Although the college financial aid process can be complicated,
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Divorce and Relocating Out of State with your Children, an Analysis of Nebraska’s Requirements

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Although it’s said that “marriage is a journey and not a destination,” in a divorce, your geographical location will impact many aspects of the divorce process, including the physical location where your children remain once the divorce is over.   One of the more challenging issues in a divorce is what happens when one parent wants to leave Nebraska with the children after the divorce is final.  Picture a spouse who has moved multiple times during the marriage to support the other spouse’s career.  In the beginning, both spouses agreed that while their
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5 Tips Before Filing for Divorce

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Divorce is all we do.  With almost 70 years of combined experience among our lawyers, we’ve had thousands of consultations with people at the beginning stages of their divorce.  Here are five of the most common tips for you to consider before you decide to file for divorce (or if you think your spouse is contemplating a divorce). Seek counseling.  Even if you do not think there is hope for your marriage, counseling can be an important source of support for you during the divorce process.  If your spouse is willing to participate, you may
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The Blame Game

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Divorce Made Simple: Each month in addition to our usual “Doing Divorce” blog posts, we will be providing additional practical information on the legal process of divorce. Attorney Angela Lennon will bring you the logistics of the legal process in a way that is easy to understand. This month’s blog is about what a “no-fault” divorce really means. The Blame Game: Setting Aside Fault in the Divorce Process Nebraska is a no-fault divorce state. This means you do not have to prove who is at fault in your marriage to obtain a divorce. 
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