Divorce Attorneys in Omaha
Knowledgeable & Compassionate Divorce Attorney in Omaha & Douglas County
Divorce is a very difficult and emotional time for everyone involved, and
it can be an overwhelming process. It is crucial to turn to an attorney
who has the experience to navigate you through this difficult time.
Slowiaczek Albers, we make sure that our clients understand all aspects involved with the
divorce process including child support, support, alimony, and property
division. Ultimately, it is our job to guide you through this difficult
process and ensure that you and your family's interests are protected
every step of the way.
The most important aspect of your life is your family, and the most important
aspect of our business is the family. In order to meet your goals and
meet your needs, we make sure that we listen and hear you. In this difficult
time, nothing is more personal than what you share with your divorce attorney.
Rest assured, what you share with us will remain strictly confidential.
It is our policy to keep all information you provide us strictly confidential,
and you can rely on us to do so.
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What is the Divorce Filing Process in Nebraska?
The divorce process in Omaha. Nebraska generally takes 8-10 months; however,
it can be completed in as little as sixty days.
It begins with the Plaintiff filing a
Complaint for Dissolution of Marriage. Immediately after signing, the plaintiff should serve their spouse with
the documents. The plaintiff can either serve the documents directly to
their spouse or to the spouse’s lawyer.
If the Plaintiff believes their spouse will cooperate, they can provide
their spouse with a
Voluntary Appearance form to sign and a copy of the complaint. The spouse will need to sign
the Voluntary Appearance and return it to the Plaintiff as "proof
of service." Alternatively, the Plaintiff may prepare a
Praecipe for Summons, which is a document that enables them to have a sheriff serve the documents
personally by handing them to the defendant.
After the Plaintiff serves the Defendant, the Defendant has 30 days to
file an Answer and Counterclaim.
Be aware that after the Complaint has been filed and the Defendant has
entered their appearance, the parties need to determine whether they need a
Temporary Order, which dictates the terms of
child support, alimony, exclusive occupancy of the family home, continuation of health
insurance, and other matters.
temporary hearings can typically be scheduled within a couple weeks of
filing of a Complaint, depending on the Court's calendar.
Discovery of Assets and Liabilities
Note that shortly after the Complaint is filed, the attorneys will start
a process called “discovery.” Discovery is an opportunity
to inquire about the other spouse’s assets and liabilities. Discovery
methods include Interrogatories and Request for Production of Documents.
Such necessary documents include:
- Tax returns
- Pay records
- Retirement statements
- Bank records
- Any other financial information that is not readily available to the other party.
Once the attorneys have sufficient information regarding the assets and
liabilities of both parties and their respective positions, the case will
proceed to settlement or trial.
Omaha Child Custody Decisions
There are a range of important issues that must be decided in a divorce
proceeding, including child custodyand the division of marital property. If a divorcing couple has children,
they must attend a parent education class and will have the opportunity
to mediate a parenting plan. If the parents are unable to agree upon a parenting plan, the court will
resolve the contested custody issues.
How is Child Support Calculated in Nebraska?
parenting schedule is established, child support needs to be established. Basic child support
provides for the children’s necessities including food, clothing,
shelter, etc. Child support is calculated based on the income of both
parties and is driven by the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines.
What Marriage Assets Can Be Divided?
Dividing the marital estate can involve complex issues and require a knowledgeable attorney advocating
on your behalf. As an equitable distribution state, the Nebraska court
can divide assets as little as one third to one party and two-thirds to
the other party.
Assets subject to division include:
- Real estate
- Household goods
- Personal property
- Savings and checking accounts
- Retirement plans
- Deferred compensation plans
- Pension plans
The process can be simple or complex depending on the size and makeup of
Seek Legal Representation Immediately
The emotional impacts of divorce can take a toll on couples as they navigate
the process. Emotions vary for people going through a divorce, and often
times, divorce has such a profound impact on individuals that it is necessary
for them to work through multiple issues during the divorce process with
Our attorneys are here to walk you through this difficult and stressful process,
providing the high quality of counsel and legal representation you can count on and deserve.
Contact our team at Slowiaczek Albers to discuss your case by dialing
(402) 928-2007 or submitting a
contact form here.