Nebraska enforces co-habitation agreements, if one exists, both verbal and written. However verbal agreements are hard to enforce for lack of hard evidence. This forces the court to consider equitable distribution of property based on contract law. (there is no such thing as palimony).
SEE: Kinkenon v. Hue, 207 Neb. 698, 301 N.W.2d 77 (1981)
Unfortunately, Nebraska does not recognize cohabitation or common law marriage. There are no STATE or Municiple laws in Nebraska that give any specific rights to a cohabiting couple. Any division of property and settlements would be decided by a cour using common law in regard to contracts.
The case histories in Nebraska are severly liminted with regard to your exact specification of "Verbal" cohabitation contracts. However, consider then, that you have to use other districts common law or case histories. This document has a case which illistrates how the courts treat this issue. The main drive is that verbal contracts are enforceable, and the fact that a person is in an illegal cohabiting relationship, does not invalidate the contract.
http://www.lawbooksite.com/kcp/123text.pdf (query cohabit)
DearCustomer more case laws. http://www.divorcesource.com/research/edj/cohabitation/01sep97.shtml
You should be able to find a copy of the case from findlaw.com
Else you may have to go to the library and have the librarian help you look it up.
You can also try the U.S. court case histories:
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