The Nebraska Legislature has adopted a “no-fault” divorce scheme permitting the dissolution of marriage upon a finding that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” The grounds for dissolution of marriage much be substantiated with evidence or testimony, otherwise the court may dismiss the case.
If there is no dispute that the marriage is irretrievably broken, the court will likely make a finding that the marriage is irretrievably broken.
: An annulment is a declaration by a church authority (usually a church tribunal) that declares that a marriage was fundamentally flawed from the very beginning.
We're most familiar with annulments in the church because it's our only way of dealing with the divorced and remarried in the present dispensation.
At the October 2014 Synod of Bishops on the family, the bishops of the world grappled with the question of readmitting divorced and remarried Catholics to Communion.
Some, like Cardinal Walter Kasper, pointed to the approach taken by the Orthodox churches, where divorced people can marry in a civil ceremony and be admitted to Communion after they have gone through a penitential process.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are no doubt breathing sighs of relief today -- they are finally free of one another after reaching a settlement in their long and contentious divorce battle.
Perhaps the most notable thing about their drawn-out divorce -- which was settled Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court -- was that it lasted seven times longer than their 72-day marriage.
An attorney will advise you of these procedures and make sure that you have a full understanding of what your options are.
Also, there are certain legal rights that may be waived if not asserted.
Others felt that the Western practice of annulments could solve the problem if it was simplified and made easier.