Legal Separation

A legal separation can operate much like a “dissolution of marriage” or a “divorce” with regard to dividing the assets and debts of a marriage and establishing any rights or responsibilities with regard to spousal support/alimony, child support, custody, and/or parenting time. A legal separation may be used, for example, to continue health insurance coverage or for parties with a religious objection to divorce. This type of action is most commonly used to assist parties who do not yet meet the residency requirement to file for dissolution (divorce) in Nebraska. A legal separation may later be modified to include a final divorce.