If you live in Nebraska and are going through a divorce, you are likely concerned about the legal issues that often arise. Not all divorcing couples have to deal with these situations, but it’s wise to be aware of them as you end your marriage.
If you and your spouse signed a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, the contents of that agreement will take on new importance. It’s important that you understand the terms of that agreement so that you’ll have a better idea of what to expect during your divorce.
Dividing your finances
Financial negotiations can be a particular challenge, particularly if you and your spouses have multiple assets, such as a home or homes, cars, investment accounts or retirement plans, to divide. This process can become more challenging if you and your spouse own a business together or if either one of you is self-employed or a partner in a business. Large amounts of marital debt can also create complications.
Child custody and support
Parents are often concerned about what will happen to their children during and after divorce. Custody, parenting time and the issue of providing financial support to your children are issues that will need to be negotiated during your divorce.
Pressure to divorce quickly
The decision to divorce is often not an easy one and many people wish to get the process over with quickly. While it is understandable that you may not want to spend large amounts of time or money on a lengthy divorce, you should not waive your rights or agree to an unfair settlement because you and your spouse want to move on with your lives.
Being aware of what is at stake in a divorce can help you avoid unpleasant shocks and surprises. You’ll also be better prepared to advocate for yourself and, if you are a parent, your children.