As the basic unit in society, the family has long been the subject of considerable legal attention. Such attention has been primarily concerned with the procedures for establishing and dissolving the marital status. Because of a greatly increased divorce rate and a more complete understanding about the causes of marital breakup, increasing criticism is being directed toward the failure of statutory divorce provisions to adapt to the changing attitudes of society. An example of this is Nebraska, where except for the enforcement of support, the law of divorce remains basically the same as it was in 1856. It is the purpose of this comment to reexamine those portions of Nebraska divorce law pertaining to the actual termination of marriage, and to analyze such law in the light of modern understanding and attitudes.
Marvin D. Keller,
Terminating a Marriage in Nebraska,
43 Neb. L. Rev. 156
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