Family Law

Are you looking for family law lawyers in Omaha, Nebraska or Chadron, NE? The divorce attorneys at Thompson Law Office provide divorce, child custody, child support, paternity and adoption services in Nebraska and Iowa.

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Practical advice. Family law broadly includes all domestic relations cases involving marriage and divorce, property division, alimony and spousal support, child custody and visitation, child support, paternity, and adoption.  The issues involved in family law matters are often the most important issues you will face in your life.  Trying to make the right decisions in these emotionally-charged situations is never easy.  If you find yourself having to make these difficult decisions, you owe it to yourself to have the guidance and legal advice of an Omaha family law attorney.

Passionate advocacy. Although some parties are able to amicably negotiate and make the tough decisions required in a divorce or custody case, many parties find communication challenging in an adversarial relationship.  When the issues in a domestic relations case are contested or disputed, you need an informed and passionate advocate to enforce your rights throughout the divorce process.  Obtaining legal representation in Nebraska divorce and custody cases is a solid investment in your future.

Family Law Practice Areas

Are you looking for an experienced Omaha divorce attorney?  Does your Nebraska divorce involve children? Thompson Law Office represents both mothers and fathers and seeks to enforce our client’s rights to custody or visitation, whether they involve mom’s rights or dad’s rights.

family law lawyers Omaha NEFor more information or to schedule a consultation with a west Omaha, NE divorce attorney or Omaha custody lawyer, contact Thompson Law Office. You may initiate a phone call with Thompson Law Office immediately by using the button at the bottom of this page.  You may also schedule a free meet and greet or consultation online now and a firm representative will follow up with you during business hours.

Free legal information about divorce, child custody, child visitation, and child support in Nebraska

You may also find the following free legal resources useful as you decide which lawyer to consult about your family law matter.  These brochures were prepared by the Nebraska State Bar Association:

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Our Omaha lawyers are available to assist with family law matters in  Omaha, Elkhorn, Bennington, Gretna, La Vista, Papillion, Ralston, Bellevue, Fremont, Blair and surrounding communities in Douglas County, Sarpy County, Dodge County, and Washington County.  Our Chadron office serves Dawes County, Sheridan County, Box Butte County, and elsewhere in the Nebraska panhandle, including Alliance, Crawford, Gordon and Rushville. Call to see if we are available in your community.


Case Study – Parenting Plan Negotiation

Case Study – Parenting Plan Negotiation

A husband filed for divorce after difficulties arose in his marriage in large part due to his wife’s abuse of prescription drugs.  The parties had several children and the wife had previously stayed at home to care for the children.

Initially after filing for divorce, both parties remained in the home while the action was pending.  However, …

The Charges:

Prescription drug abuse by other parent

The Verdict:

Temporary and permanent primary custody to our client with path to treatment for other parent


Case Study – Limited Scope Representation in Divorce

Case Study – Limited Scope Representation in Divorce

A party to a divorce with limited resources wanted to be sure that he had an opportunity to present his side of the case to the court. He obtained our limited scope representation for the purpose of preparing an answer and a cross complaint to the divorce which gave him additional power to successfully negotiate …

The Charges:

Limited resources preventing a party to formally participate in divorce case.

The Verdict:

Through limited scope representation, Thompson Law Office provided assistance with initial legal pleadings to position client for optimal negotiating posture.


Case Study – Quick Ending to Languishing Divorce Case

Case Study – Quick Ending to Languishing Divorce Case

A woman wanted to obtain a divorce from her husband, but they had been separated for years and she was unable to find him.  She was not comfortable navigating the process alone to serve him by publication.  She retained the services of our office and we were able to get court permission to serve him by publication …

The Charges:

Divorce proceedings held up for years due to missing spouse.

The Verdict:

Divorce finalized after we assisted with obtaining service on missing spouse by publication.


Case Study – Quick Divorce After Long Marriage

Case Study – Quick Divorce After Long Marriage

After a marriage lasting for over 40 years, a couple decided to divorce.  They had plenty of assets and little debt, but did not want the situation to be complicated.  Though both sides were represented by counsel, we were able to work with counsel effectively to resolve the divorce in under four months by a mutual agreement, …

The Charges:

Irreconcilable breakdown of long-term marriage

The Verdict:

Negotiated divorce finalized in less than four months.


Case Study – Quick Divorce with No Court Hearing Required

Case Study – Quick Divorce with No Court Hearing Required

A husband and wife decided to divorce. They were only married a short time and believed they were in agreement on all of the issues related to finalizing their divorce, but they wanted an attorney to handle the preparation of the paperwork to be sure that everything was done properly and all issues were addressed.

The …

The Charges:

Amicable divorce after short term marriage

The Verdict:

Through limited scope representation, Thompson Law Office prepared paperwork that allowed client to get divorced in shortest time allowed by Nebraska law


Case Study – Hiring Counsel Prevented Order of Alimony

Case Study – Hiring Counsel Prevented Order of Alimony

A party to a divorce had not responded to a complaint that was filed and had not previously obtained or consulted with his own attorney. His spouse had hired an attorney and was supposed to be preparing a decree he expected they would agree on.

Just days before a final default hearing was scheduled he received …

The Charges:

Unrepresented party receives last minute demand for alimony after short term marriage

The Verdict:

An appearance by Thompson Law Office just days before final hearing resulted in negotiated agreement where other spouse waived alimony

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Contact a Nebraska family law attorney

Our Omaha divorce lawyers are available to assist with family law matters in  Omaha, Elkhorn, Bennington, Gretna, La Vista, Papillion, Ralston, Bellevue, Fremont, Blair and surrounding communities in Douglas County, Sarpy County, Dodge County, and Washington County.  Our Chadron office serves Dawes County, Sheridan County, Box Butte County, and elsewhere in the Nebraska panhandle, including Alliance, Crawford, Gordon and Rushville. Call to see if we have a family law lawyer available to assist in your community.