Asset And Debt Division

If you need an Omaha family law lawyer, contact Higgins Law at 402-933-7600 to schedule a consultation.

Broadly speaking, there are three categories of considerations that need to be addressed and with which each divorce and divorcing party must recon. The first has to do with the facts that support the court's ability to hear your case. This set of considerations defines the concept of jurisdiction: Which court may hear which types of cases and for which clients. The second pertains to the custody, care and support of any child of the relationship. The third has to do with the allocation of the debts and assets, real and personal property and the definition of what is and what is not marital property. In Nebraska, the court is directed to make an "equitable" division of property. The first thing to notice here is that "equitable" does not mean "equal." Equitable means "fair." As often as not, one person's view of what is fair is different from what their estranged spouse might think fair.

At Higgins Law, regardless of the size of your estate or the character of the property in question, we will ensure that your extramarital property is protected and that your contributions to the marital estate are properly acknowledged and credited. From your first meeting with our attorneys, we will set to work on defining and defending your interests.

Property commonly disputed and often subject to division includes: real estate (including your home), retirement accounts, rental property, collectables, family photographs, personal injury settlements, engagement and wedding rings, firearms, tools, etc.

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