Blair, Nebraska Family Law Attorneys in Washington County

Blair, Nebraska Family Law Attorneys in Washington County

Blair, NE Family Law Attorneys Representing You in Washington County

Going through a family law matter can be an emotional roller coaster, not only for you but also for your entire family. Our team at Stange Law Firm, PC understands that, which is why we go above and beyond to make things easier on you from the start. When you are faced with any type of family law issues and difficulties in Washington County, you need an empathic attorney on your side. Our office in Omaha, NE serves Washington County and the surrounding areas. Since our firm is dedicated solely to family law, we can guarantee you that we will always focus on you and your case first. Out attorneys have the knowledge to guide you through every aspect of your case, no matter what the family law matter may be.

Washington County, Nebraska Local Court Information

Gaining knowledge about the local courts and Nebraska family law can be helpful for you to understand the process better. For your assistance, you can find more information about the Douglas County Court system at these links:

Washington County Family Law Attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC Can Assist With Your Family Law Matter

Your Blair, Nebraska Family Law Attorneys and Law Firm Serving Washington County

When you are going through a tough time like a family law matter, you need an attorney who is going to understand you and help you understand your rights in the process. We represent clients in a wide-range of family law matters in Blair, NE. The attorneys that we offer at Stange Law Firm, PC have been recognized for numerous awards for divorce and in family law. Some of these awards include: Super Lawyers Honorees and Rising Stars Honorees by Super Lawyers Magazine, Avvo Suburb Rating, Lead Counsel Rated, and many more. For more information about our lawyers and to see the awards they have earned, you can visit their individual biographies. If you are not sure whether we can assist with your case, please feel free to contact us online. We’d be glad to talk with you to see if representation might be possible. On this website, you can also read articles about family law, view informational videos, seminar videos, listen to our podcast, download our mobile application or view a child support calculator for Nebraska.

What is Family Law in Blair, Nebraska?

Family law describes the practice of helping individuals with family relationships. It includes helping families pick up the pieces of their lives, while guiding them through this difficult time and reminding them that they have better days ahead of them. Family law matters include the dissolution of marriage, child custody and child support matters, adoption, paternity, and fathers’ rights issues, among others. Because of the sensitive nature of these matters, family law cases can be very emotional and stressful for the parties involved. At Stange Law Firm, PC, our lawyers are there to assists their clients through this tough process. Family law practice may involve any of these following topics:

Divorce in Washington County

Divorce is the process of dissolving the bonds of marriage. When parties get married, they form a legal relationship. If the parties decide that they would no longer like to be a part of this relationship, they must file the necessary paperwork with the Nebraska courts. Based on the state in which the divorce is being filed, the rules and procedures can vary. While some states allow for no-fault divorce, some states also may require a period of separation. Be advised that most states also have residency requirements that come into play when filing for dissolution. Each state has their own specific guidelines for how to divide debts and assets in a divorce, but the rules are similar in most states. In most cases, the court looks to make an equitable division of the assets. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean dividing the assets equally for both parties, but rather what the court deems fair for both parties. The court will look at things like the parties’ contributions to the marriage, the length of the marriage and the needs of each party after the divorce. Marital misconduct such as infidelity or domestic abuse can also play into the court’s decision in terms of property and debt division and spousal maintenance.

Divorce is Civil Litigation in Blair, Nebraska

Divorce matters are heard in state court. Similar to other forms of civil litigation, parties may work to gather evidence through depositions, interrogatories and subpoenas. Parties can also choose to participate in mediation sessions, the collaborative process and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. In many situations, cases may settle before going to trial. However, some cases that involve contested divorces, high-assets, and certain other factors may have to go to trial.

Maintenance and Spousal Support in Washington County

One of the most difficult issues in a divorce matter is often maintenance and spousal support (also referred to as alimony). Some states utilize a formula in order to determine the amount of support. In other cases, it is put in the judge’s hands and left to the their discretion. Even in maters where the court uses a formula, it’s still imperative to make sure that the court uses the proper procedures in order to determine the correct amount of support. Another consideration for spousal support is the length of the marriage. Other factors can include the parent’s ability to pay support and the amount of debt that was jointly accumulated. The court also takes into consideration the age of the parties involved and their ability to work. Finally, they take into consideration the misconduct of either party. The family law attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC work to present evidence of these factors to the court in order for them to be able to achieve the best possible result.

Pre and Postnuptial Agreements in Blair, Nebraska

A prenuptial agreement is a contract that parties sign prior to entering into a marriage. Prenuptial agreements should contain detailed descriptions of the significant property and debts owned by each partner. Depending on the nature and complexity of these assets, a prenuptial agreement can range from a few pages to hundreds of pages in length. At Stange Law Firm, we draft each agreement so that it meets the exact needs of our clients. There are certain matters that cannot be included in a prenuptial agreement like child custody and child support agreements. Otherwise, the parties can create an agreement that outlines matters including separate property, distribution of the assets and spousal support in the event of a divorce. This same type of agreement can also be entered into after a marriage has occurred. In this case, it is referred to as a postnuptial agreement.

Child Custody in Washington County

Child custody is one of the most contentious and difficult areas of family law. When it comes to custody of the child, most states base their decisions around the best interests of the child. The court takes into account which parent has the better relationship with the child, whether or not each parent can provide a stable home environment for the child, and whether either parent has any criminal background or any history of substance abuse. In the event that a parenting plan can be established by the parents, the court will usually follow this agreement. However, if the parents cannot agree, the family lawyers at Stange Law Firm, PC can present evidence to the court regarding the child’s best interests. This can involve presenting school records, testimony of a psychologist or substance abuse counselor, criminal records and even medical records. Our attorneys will work to obtain the necessary evidence, while also making sure to consider the rules of evidence that are applicable in the particular local jurisdiction.

Legal and Physical Custody in Blair, Nebraska

Most states divide custody into physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody is who actually, physically has the child in their custody at any given time. Legal custody describes who makes any major decisions about the child. Physical custody and legal custody can be shared between the parties, or the court can award primary custody to just one of the parents. It’s also possible to share one type of custody without sharing the other. It is vital that family lawyers know how the courts determine custody in their jurisdiction because rules between states can vary slightly. The family lawyers at Stange Law Firm, PC help their clients understand the law and develop realistic expectations so that they can make the best decisions as their case progresses forward.

Child Support in Washington County

Children have the right to support from both of their parents. The purpose behind child support is to provide the child the same financial resources as if their parents lived in the same house, although in most child support matters, the child’s parents live in separate households. The courts presume that the parent who cares for the child will provide direct support for the child. Each state has their own respective formula for calculating the proper child support amounts. Most of these formulas take into consideration each parent’s income, any allowable tax deductions and other expenses, a child’s health insurance expenses, and whether they have any specific child care needs. Some states also factor in how much time each parent spends with the child, although this is not common practice by all states. The family law attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC work with their clients to ensure that child support is fairly and accurately calculated. If the other parent tries to hide income, or is unemployed by choice, an experienced family attorney can help their client in showing the entire situation. A family attorney also looks over the calculations made by the court to make sure that no errors were made that could result in an unfair and inaccurate calculation of child support.

Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

Another sensitive area of family law practice involves abuse and neglect. If a state is under the assumption that a parent is not able to effectively care for a child, they may choose to begin abuse and neglect proceedings. The state may represent a parent that is accused of abuse or neglects, or they may even represent a child. When family lawyers represent clients in abuse and neglect proceedings, they are trying to help defend their client against the reports of abuse or neglect, or they are assisting their clients in regaining custody of their children by helping them comply with services and other requirements. Because the standard for terminating parental rights is high, family lawyers work hard to advocate for their clients in a situation where the state may be seeking to terminate those rights.

Schedule a Consultation With Stange Law Firm’s Family Law Attorneys Today

If you are looking to find a professional representation for a family law matter in Washington County, Nebraska you can rely on Stange Law Firm, PC’s attorneys nearby in Omaha, Nebraska to help and fight for you. You can contact us by calling 855-805-0595 or online. Douglas County (Omaha), Nebraska Office (402-509-1801) | 4611 S. 96th St., Suite 111, Omaha, Nebraska 68127


Representing Clients in Divorce & Family Matters

We also handle many other family law matters, including but not limited to:

Dissolution of Marriage
Unfortunately, there are times when a marriage is irretrievably broken and a divorce is the only option. We can help with your uncontested, contested, simple or complex divorce case.
Legal Separation
There are some instances where married parties are separated, but are unsure whether their marriage can be reconciled or may later need to be dissolved. We can help with a legal separation if this is the case.
In certain circumstances, a party may be able to seek an annulment if there are circumstances that led to a party being fraudulently induced into entering a marriage.
Family Law
Unfortunately, there are times when a marriage is irretrievably broken and a divorce is the only option. We can help with your uncontested, contested, simple or complex divorce case.
Collaborative Law/Mediation
If you are looking for an amicable resolution to your divorce or family law matter, we have attorneys who can help you with a collaborative family law case or mediation.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
These agreements help couples make critical decisions about their relationships, just in case. While prenuptial agreements are drafted before a marriage, postnuptial agreements are drafted during the marriage, usually when circumstances change.
Paternity Law/Mediation
With approximately forty-percent of all children being born out of wedlock, we represent numerous unmarried parents in child custody and child support disputes. These cases are the twenty-first century divorce and extremely common.
Guardianships and conservatorships
We also represent clients in matters of guardianships and conservatorships, helping them protect the people they love — especially when those people can no longer care for themselves. Our work in this area often involves people facing physical and mental illnesses, alcoholism and addiction.
Surrogacy Agreements
We can help clients negotiate surrogacy agreements, drafting and executing all related documents as well as resolving any conflicts that may arise.
Step-parent adoption
We represent parents in step-parent adoptions, which usually occur when a parent marries or remarries after the birth of a biological child. Step-parent adoptions help bring families closer together by creating a solid family unit.
Name Change
If you are seeking to legally change your name, we can help.
Orders of Protection
We can help you in legal proceedings involving restraining orders.
We are honored to represent clients who wish to adopt a child into their family.
Minor emancipation
In some cases, minors do best when they are given the rights and responsibilities of adults. We assist in minor emancipation, representing both teens and their parents.
Grandparents' rights
Lawyers at our firm also handle grandparents' rights issues such as child custody, guardianship and grandparent adoption.
We represent parties in appeals of adverse family court judgments, including divorce, child custody, child support, maintenance and grandparent visitation.
Child Support
We represent clients in matters involving child support.
Child Custody
We represent parents in child custody disputes.
Juvenile Matters
We represent parties in juvenile matters involving the Division of Family Law Services.
We assist clients in modifying prior child custody and child support judgments when the facts call for it.
We help clients in contempt of court matters as well as family access motions.
Military Divorce
We are proud to represent service members in divorce and family law matters.
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If you are looking to find and hire a child custody lawyer, contact us online or by phone to schedule a consultation at any of our convenient locations.


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