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Nebraska Divorce Laws

Divorce -- or the dissolution of marriage -- is regulated by state laws. These statutes determine eligibility requirements and procedures for getting a divorce, such as waiting periods and the court process. Every state allows "no-fault" divorce, often cited as "irreconcilable differences" or "marriage irretrievably broken," which means neither party needs to prove the other's fault.

This article provides a general overview of divorce laws in the state of Nebraska.

Divorce Laws in Nebraska

Nebraska will not grant a divorce unless one of the parties is a resident of the state for at least a year before filing for divorce. The Nebraska Supreme Court provides self-help resources for individuals considering divorce. Nebraska does charge filing fees for divorce. If you have been served with a dissolution of marriage complaint, you will want to file an answer to the complaint and probably a counterclaim.

The main provisions of Nebraska divorce laws are listed in the chart below. See FindLaw's Divorce section for a variety of helpful articles and resources.

Code Section

§ 42-341 et seq. of the Nebraska Revised Statutes

Residency Requirements

Party must reside in the state for at least 1 year prior to filing for divorce

Waiting Period

The waiting period in Nebraska is 60 days

Grounds for Divorce

Allows for no-fault divorce

Defenses to a Divorce Filing


Note: State laws are always subject to change at any time, usually through the enactment of new legislation or newly decided case law from higher courts. You should contact a Nebraska divorce attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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Get Professional Help From a Nebraska Divorce Attorney

Maybe you're thinking about getting a divorce, or perhaps you're already in the beginning stages of filing the paperwork. Wherever you are in the process of splitting up from your spouse, you'll want to know that you're getting everything you're entitled to and that your family is covered under Nebraska's divorce laws.

Learn more from a Nebraska divorce lawyer today.

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