Nebraska Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony Factors

In Nebraska the support payments (if any) can certainly influence how the marital property distribution is awarded, which is why it can become a very intricate part of the final outcome of any divorce. Keeping this in mind, if you and your spouse are unable to reach and agreement on this issue, the District Court will order support from one spouse to the other on a case-by-case basis as follows:

The following will be considered by the court when making a support award: 1. the circumstances of the parties, 2. length of the marriage, a history of the contributions to the marriage by each party, (a) including contributions to the care and education of the children, (b) and postponements of personal careers or educational opportunities, (c) and the ability of the supported party to engage in gainful employment without interfering with the interests of any minor children in the custody of such party. Reasonable security for payment may be required by the court. (Nebraska Statutes - Chapter 42 - Sections: 365)

You can also read more about Nebraska spousal support in the Nebraska state statutes located at: