Nebraska Alimony / Spousal Support

Nebraska alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

Nebraska spousal support is intended to preserve the economic status of both parties, as it existed during the marriage. A decree may not be modified to award alimony if alimony was not allowed in the original decree dissolving a marriage.

There is no mathematical formula by which awards of alimony or division of property in an action for dissolution of marriage can be precisely determined. They are to be determined by the facts of each case and the court will consider all pertinent facts in reaching an award that is just and equitable.

According to Nebraska statute 42-365, spousal support or maintenance can be awarded based on these factors:

Modification of Alimony in Nebraska

In Nebraska spousal support can be modified if it can be shown there is a significant and substantial change in circumstance. The termination of child support is not good cause for modification of alimony.

Termination of Nebraska Spousal Support

Spousal support will terminate upon the death of either party or the remarriage of the receiving party.

Nebraska statutes regarding alimony can be found here: Nebraska statutes

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