Divorce And Family Law Representation In Omaha, Nebraska

April 2019 Archives

Dividing Railroad Retirement Act annuities in Nebraska divorce

When an employee or former employee in the railroad industry faces divorce, a key issue is how the parties will divide retirement benefits available to the rail employee under federal law. Whether the parties are negotiating a marital settlement agreement or facing a court trial in their divorce, the final agreement or order must comply with the Railroad Retirement Act or RRA and its detailed regulations.RRA annuities are also divisible in a legal separation or annulment.

Part 2: New military pension plan raises legal issues in divorce

At our law firm, we often serve divorce clients who either are active or retired service members or who are military spouses. The legal issues in military divorce can be unique and complex, involving both federal and Nebraska state laws. Attorney Matt Higgins, a military veteran himself, regularly handles such matters.

Love and marriage by the numbers in Nebraska

USA TODAY published two articles by 24/7 Wall Street that took a deep dive into U.S. Census data to understand current national and state patterns of marriage and divorce. The author provides the figure that each year, Americans file over 1 million divorce petitions. Yet, the rate of divorce in 2017 had dropped to 2.9 divorces of every 1,000 persons.

What are the best interests of children in custody decisions?

In Nebraska, a judge must make custody decisions in the best interests of the child. In fact, the best-interest standard is uniform across the country as the standard applied to child custody decision making. Essentially, a child’s best interest is the lode star that should guide every judicial custody decision in our country.

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