Change inevitably leaves in its wake a certain amount of disruption and uncertainty, and this certainly is no less true where entire statutory schemes are replaced with new codifications. Thus it is that lawyers and judges concerned with dissolution of marriages in Nebraska will experience some discomfort at being uprooted from the old and familiar in dealing with this area of family relations. Once the initial reaction has passed, however, it will be seen that the new law,1 effective July 6, 1972, for the most part changes only the law in the books and leaves the law in practice relatively unmolested. The purpose of L.B. 820, the new divorce act, is to make the law more nearly conform to that in practice and to simplify and remove the antiquated provisions dealing with annulments, separations and divorce, many of which were initially passed before the turn of this century. While time will judge whether this objective has been achieved, the practicing lawyer and judge must prepare now to implement the new law as it exists. It is hoped that this article will facilitate and aid in that task as it attempts to outline the practice and point out some of the problems ahead.
Roger C. Henderson,
Practice and Problems under Nebraska’s New Divorce Laws,
52 Neb. L. Rev. 1
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