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Family Law

Child Custody

When minor children are involved the Nebraska courts will do everything possible to lessen the emotional trauma to the children. If the parents cannot come to an agreement regarding the issues involving the children, the court will establish the custody order at its discretion.

Basic Nebraska Divorce Law

The first thing you need to determine before you file for divorce in Nebraska is whether you have met the state's residency requirement. You may file for divorce if you have lived in the State of Nebraska for a year or longer. If you have not, you may only file for a legal separation and convert this into a divorce later. Legal separations instead of divorce most commonly occur when there are religious reasons not to divorce.

Choosing a Lawyer

The next step is to meet with an attorney for an initial consultation. Most attorneys charge for this service.

Domestic Abuse and Protection Orders

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of size, gender, or strength, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Emotional abuse is often minimized, yet it can leave deep and lasting scars.

Domestic abuse, also known as spousal abuse, occurs when one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person. Domestic abuse that includes physical violence is called domestic violence.

Experienced Family Law Professional

Experienced Family Law Professional

Whether through a mediated settlement or court order, Vervaecke Law and Mediation is committed to seeking a fair, equitable and dignified resolution to your divorce or family law conflict. Karen’s experience enables her to bring open communication and a sense of control to clients frustrated by the often emotional and chaotic environment of family conflict.

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