In recent years, there has been a trend toward the adoption of no-fault divorce laws. This Comment examines policy considerations involved in alimony and no-fault principles. The alimony laws of other states, including Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Florida, Kentucky, California, Arizona, and Colorado, are reviewed to determine what effect the no-fault divorce law has had on alimony in Nebraska. These states were chosen because their alimony laws represent a broad spectrum, ranging from states in which alimony is awarded based on fault to states in which fault is not a consideration. This overview provides insight into whether or not Nebraska should incorporate a fault standard into its alimony statute. The final part of this Comment focuses on cases decided under prior Nebraska law to ascertain previous guidelines for awarding alimony. Cases decided under the new law are then examined to determine whether the guidelines have been changed with the enactment of the new statute.
Elaine G. Rollins,
Alimony Considerations under No-Fault Divorce Laws,
57 Neb. L. Rev. 792
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