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There Are Many Ways to Save When Doing Your Own Divorce in Nebraska

In Nebraska, a no-fault divorce, where both parties agree and neither is placing blame on the other can be easily filed pro se without a lawyer, thus making the process very affordable and proceed smoothly through the court system. Using an online software service such as 3StepDivorceTM helps you to prepare the correct Nebraska divorce papers inexpensively, and it also helps stay organized, which results in huge savings. Below are a few tips on how to lower the cost of a divorce in Nebraska.

Be Organized, the Nebraska Court Clerks Expect it

Filing the paperwork at your Nebraska courthouse with your Clerk of Courts can be daunting, but with the help of 3StepDivorceTM you will be forced to organized. All your paperwork will be in an online environment at your fingertips, and you will have filing procedures to help you stay organized and confident throughout the filing process. When you are organized and well aware of what has been filed and need stop be filed you will create a good working relationship with the Clerk, who is the person that will be facilitating your divorce through the court system.

Notarizing Divorce Nebraska Divorce Papers

In Nebraska, the Plaintiff has to sign and have the Complaint for Dissolution of Marriage, Verification, and Financial Affidavit for Child Support (if you have children) notarized. Both the Plaintiff and Defendant must sign and have the Marital Settlement Agreement notarized as well. The Defendant has to sign the Entry of Appearance, Consent and Waiver of Service and have it notarized. Notarized legal documents is very common and should be expected when filing your own divorce. The nice thing is that you and your spouse do not have to be at the same time or place when signing in front of a notary.

Getting Your Divorce Filing Fees Waived in Nebraska

Nebraska charges a $158 filing fee unless the plaintiff completes the Affidavit and Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis, DC 6:7(1), and the court waives the fee because he or she is indigent. The application asks for your financial situation and you must fill in the information for the judge to review. If the court approves the application, it issues an Order to Proceed In Forma Pauperis, DC 6:7(2), and the filing fees are waived.

Paying Taxes Upon Divorce in Nebraska

If you are married on the last day of the year of your divorce, you may file married, joint. However, often the Decree of Dissolution of Marriage is signed before the last day of the year, which eliminates the option of filing jointly for the year of your divorce. Also, another consideration is a parent who files head of household. This parent takes on the benefit of childcare deductions, a benefit the other parent does not realize.

Filing Nebraska Divorce Papers by Mail.

Often you might think that you want to mail-in your documents rather than personally take the documents to file. While the court in Nebraska may have a mail-in procedure it is often recommended to file in person. This way you can easily communicate with the Clerk at the time of filing, making sure everything meets the requirements and all the required documents have been submitted. Also, the court will have a procedure to follow, number of copies, filing fee, and maybe a stamped envelope for you and your spouse with postage affixed if you file my mail and this can become challenging to say the least. If you decide to use the mail-in option to save money, be sure you follow the procedure closely or in the end it may cost you more money than it will save.

Inexpensive Service of Process in Nebraska

Once you file the required divorce papers with the court, you must give notice to your spouse. This means you must formally serve the paperwork on your spouse as part of the required court process. There are a few ways you can do this. The least expensive way to fulfill this requirement is for your spouse to sign and file the Voluntary Appearance.

Anyone over 14 may be served by personal, residence, or certified mail service. Nebraska requires personal service by hand-delivery, which a plaintiff may elect, or substituted service by mail. Substituted service by mail is less expensive than if you have a process server or sheriff serve the paperwork on your spouse.

Legal Aid and Affordable Legal Help in Nebraska

Legal Aid of Nebraska often has help if you have a question or two about the laws or if you might believe you are entitled to something your spouse feels you are not. Legal Aid of Nebraska has access to law libraries to help you search for answers to legal issues and has a referral service if you find you are in need of an attorney to answer your questions. You can call (402) 348-1069 or toll free at 888-991-9921 should you require the help of a lawyer.

Choosing Mediation to Resolve Disputes

The court may not mandate mediation in Nebraska unless you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement on a divorce or parenting issue. Mediation may be a less expensive means to negotiation an issue you and your spouse may have but it is always better to negotiate between yourselves to save the most money.

A Simple Divorce Process
Step 1 See if you qualify & create account!
Step 2 Answer the questions at your own pace.
Step 3 Print, sign and file your divorce forms with your local court (instantly review & print your forms online or have them sent US Priority Mail at no additional charge).

START HERE

Only $299 (flat-fee)

or 2 monthly payments of $157
or 3 monthly payments of $109
or 4 monthly payments of $84
Payment Options Do Not Delay Divorce
Instant Delivery - Instant Changes
100% Guarantee of Court Approval
or Your Money Back
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