How would you like to strengthen your family?

Are you looking for a family lawyer in Nebraska to help you achieve your dreams of a stronger family? Modern Law Firm provides various family law services intended to grow and promote healthy families, including marriage planning, prenuptial agreements, custody and visitation enforcement, adoption, guardianship, paternity, grandparent rights and related services in Nebraska. Resisting divorce filings is also possible.

Modern Law Firm differs from most lawyers in that we work with you to strengthen and protect your family, not tear it apart. We now limit our representation to parties fighting to keep their marriages and families intact. Although Nebraska is a no-fault divorce state, we seek to ensure that every effort is made to reconcile before a marriage is dissolved. This is driven by a religious faith as well as a sincere interest in helping Nebraskans achieve their American Dream.

Family Lawyer in Nebraska

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. MP900399416-1024x682The 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 a family lawyer in Nebraska.

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 family law case are contested or disputed, you need an informed and passionate advocate to enforce your rights throughout the process. Obtaining legal representation in divorce and custody cases is a solid investment in your future. Learn more about Modern Law Firm’s family law services by selecting a topic to the left.


Marriage Planning

The family law attorney at Modern Law Firm guides engaged couples through the legal considerations associated with marriage, including management of assets, debts, and business holdings.Nebraska Family Law Previously received or anticipated inheritances or gifts may be an issue. Subsequent marriages and blended families also present unique legal implications. In some situations, premarital or prenuptial agreements (“prenups”) may be appropriate.

Resisting Divorce

In the event you are facing a suit for legal separation or divorce, a lawyer is available to resist or oppose the lawsuit. While Nebraska is a “no-fault divorce” state, you owe your marriage every effort at reconciliation and we can support you. We can assist with seeking alimony or spousal support when appropriate. If you have children, we can assist with enforcing your rights to custody, visitation and child support. Is marital counseling something you would consider? Visit to schedule a consultation for couples therapy.


Providing for Your Children

If your family dreams include having children, we can help you plan for their future. You may want to ensure they have an appropriate guardian or assets to provide for them in the future.


An adoption attorney can assist with adopting children through both domestic and international adoptions. In blended families, stepparent adoption of minor children is possible as well. Modern Law Firm can assist with adoptions of Native American children and has experience with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

Nebraska Family Law AttorneyGuardianship

It is always a good idea to consider a guardian for your children in the event of your passing. However, there are times during your life as a parent when a temporary guardianship or delegation of parental powers is a prudent step for your children.

Paternity, Child Custody & Visitation

Sometimes families start off on the wrong foot. We can assist with establishing paternity and obtaining a legally enforceable right to custody, visitation and child support. It is never too late to strengthen your relationship with your children.


Grandparent Visitation

Grandchildren often play an equally important role in the lives of grandparents. Sometimes the kids’ parents find themselves in a challenging environment that can strain relationships and make family visits difficult. This is particularly true if the parents are not married or one of them is deceased. A family law attorney can assist with pursuing grandparent visitation rights in certain situations.


Grandparent Visitation in Nebraska


Name Change Proceedings

There are a variety of legitimate reasons that a name change may be sought for both adults and minor children. The reasons may be familial, cultural, religious, economic or other reasons. Nebraska law provides a mechanism for changing a name. A family law attorney can assist with name change cases in Nebraska.


The family lawyer in Nebraska at Modern Law Firm 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. We will also work to resist divorce filings when possible. Our paramount interest is strengthening families, not breaking them up.

Consult with a family law attorney in office, by telephone or video conference.

Free Family Law Informational Pamphlets


These pamphlets, which are issued to inform, not to advise, have been prepared and published by the Nebraska State Bar Association.
Learn more about no-fault divorce in Nebraska. 
Learn more about child custody and visitation in Nebraska.