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Nebraska Family Law Attorneys

GordenLaw, LLC Attorneys Represent Local Individuals in Divorce and Other Family Law Matters We understand that family law cases affect your most important relationships. Our approach to each case is as unique as the individual and family situations involved. Partnering with your lawyer is the key to reaching your legal goals, and we recognize that you are the expert on the facts of your life, and it is our job to guide you through the process. We serve as advisers, advocates, and legal attorneys to help you take action and advocates to present your position to the Courts. With over 18 years of combined experience, our attorneys strive to protect your children and your finances, and to help your family move forward from here.


Our representation of clients includes:

  • Divorce, Legal Separation, and Annulment: Ending the legal marriage relationship, including all issues of property, finances, and co-parenting minor children.
  • Child Support: For parents who were never married.
  • Enforcing or Modifying Divorce and Paternity Orders: Ensuring compliance and for those who have had a material and substantial change in circumstances since the time of the last court order.

For each type of matter we handle for our clients, GordenLaw, LLC attorneys help you through the process towards resolution through settlement or Trial.

Client Success Stories


Vanessa J. Gorden

Vanessa has been a licensed attorney practicing primarily in family law matters following graduating with honors from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2005. She concentrates on representing individuals in all areas of family and juvenile law. Vanessa is also a 2009 graduate of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy and a former chair of the Bar Association’s Legal Services Committee. She regularly teaches continuing legal education sessions for other family law attorneys in Nebraska.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In Nebraska, children can make their own decisions at 19 years old when they achieve the age of majority. While the courts may give some consideration to the preference of a child if that preference is believed to be based on mature reasoning, a child’s preference is never the determining factor.

In Nebraska, grandparents do not automatically have visitation rights. However, with legal support, they can petition for these rights. Demonstrating a prior beneficial relationship and support for the child’s relationship with custodial parents is required. Although acquiring visitation rights can be challenging, especially if opposed by a parent, it is achievable. Our seasoned attorneys can help grandparents pursue the necessary legal steps to secure visitation rights.

Prenuptial agreements offer numerous advantages, particularly for those with significant assets or children from previous relationships. They can designate assets for children from prior marriages, delineate financial responsibilities, and provide security for a spouse who may forgo a career to care for the home. Prenuptial agreements can simplify and deescalate divorce proceedings should they occur. For detailed guidance on how a prenup could benefit you, please reach out to our Nebraska prenuptial agreement attorneys.

Legal custody involves the authority to make critical decisions about a child's education, healthcare, and religious upbringing. Physical custody determines with whom the child primarily resides. Parenting time refers to the specific schedule when each parent has contact with the child. Both legal and physical custody can be designated as either sole or joint. Sole custody grants one parent full authority and responsibility, while joint custody means responsibilities are shared. There are many ways to designate how these concerns are handled in the children’s best interests. Our Nebraska child custody attorneys can provide insights into the different custody arrangements and help advocate for a solution that serves the best interests of your child.

Contact GordenLaw, LLC for comprehensive legal advice

At GordenLaw, LLC, we assist individuals throughout Lancaster County and surrounding counties with divorce and other Nebraska family law matters. To learn more about how we can help you and your family, call (402) 403-6600 or contact us online to schedule a strategy session at our Lincoln office.