Nebraska Dissolution of Marriage Definitions
This collection of definitions will help clarify some unique characteristics to the Nebraska Dissolution of Marriage laws, process and paperwork which is filed with the court.
Filing Party Title:
The spouse who will initiate the Dissolution of Marriage by filing the required paperwork with the court.
Non-Filing Party Title:
The spouse who does not initiate the Dissolution of Marriage with the court.
The proper name of the court in which a Dissolution of Marriage is filed in the state of Nebraska. Each jurisdictional court typically has a domestic relations or a family law department or division.
Child Support Enforcement Website:
The state run office devoted to enforcing existing child support orders and collecting any past due child support.
The lead-in verbiage used in the legal caption or header of the documents filed with the court. The introduction typically prefaces both spouse’s names.
Initial Dissolution of Marriage Document:
The title and name of the legal document that will initiate the Nebraska Dissolution of Marriage process. The filing spouse is also required to provide the non-filing spouse a copy of this document.
Final Dissolution of Marriage Document:
The title and name of the legal document that will finalize the Nebraska Dissolution of Marriage process. This document will be signed by the judge, master, or referee of the court to declare your marriage officially terminated.
Clerk’s Office Name:
The office of the clerk that will facilitate the Dissolution of Marriage process. This is the title you would address letters to or ask for when contacting the courthouse.
Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage is the only grounds for a legal separation in Nebraska. There are no residency requirements specified in the statute. If the residency requirements for dissolution of marriage are met after the petition for legal separation has been filed, the spouse filing may change the proceeding to a proceeding for dissolution of marriage. [Revised Statutes of Nebraska; Chapter 42, Section 350].
The applicable Nebraska law that will dictate how property and debt is to be divided upon Dissolution of Marriage.
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