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Divorce: Property Division and Financials

What To Do After Divorce Is Final

you have a divorce decree signed by the judge, now what?

August 4, 2021

What To Do After Divorce Is Final It’s been a long, difficult process but you finally have the divorce decree signed by the judge in your hands. You may feel relieved and at peace or you may feel sad that your marriage is over. No matter your feelings, the final decree may not be the […]

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How To File for Divorce in Nebraska

Time To Say Goodbye: How To File for Divorce in Nebraska

January 18, 2021

Wondering how to file for divorce in Nebraska? If so, you’re likely looking for some help during a difficult time. We’ll walk you through the process, from your initial divorce consultation to the final divorce decree. Ready. After you have had a consultation with an experienced Nebraska divorce lawyer in order to have your divorce […]

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Divorce: Custody and Child Support

Is Choosing a Choice for Children?

November 10, 2020

As Family Law attorneys, we are often asked “How old does my child have to be to testify to the judge?”  Or “when can my child decide who she wants to live with?”  It is important to discuss your custody case with an experienced Family Law attorney in Nebraska to help you answer this question […]

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Estate Planning

Premarital Agreements

Premarital Agreements

August 18, 2021

A carefully drafted premarital agreement can help create a culture of talking about money and financial openness in a marriage. It can also provide a framework for an amicable separation of the parties, in the unfortunate event of divorce.

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Does Nebraska Have an Inheritance Tax

Does Nebraska Have an Inheritance Tax?

August 12, 2021

“… but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin.  No truer words are spoken in the case of inheritance tax, although not every state has it. And if you’re wondering, “Does Nebraska have an inheritance tax?” Yes, it’s one of six states that collects inheritance […]

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Criminal Defense

Understanding What Happens At An Arraignment

facing criminal charges? here’s what happens at an arraignment

July 29, 2021

So you’re facing criminal charges. What happens at an arraignment? And then what happens after an arraignment hearing? It is understandable that you might feel a mixture of emotions. You may feel confused, scared, anxious, upset, angry, stressed out, or any number of other emotions. Understanding what to expect at the very first court appearance […]

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Illegal Search and Seizure – Know What to do if it Happens to You

February 1, 2017

One of my clients recently “walked” after a special unit of the Nebraska State Patrol trained in drug enforcement caught him with about $40,000 worth of illegal drugs. Was it fancy lawyering that got him off? Well, I think it was good lawyering, but that’s not all.  My client went free from the felony drug […]

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Nebraska Misdemeanor Charges – 6 Things you Need to Know (Infographic)

December 28, 2016

If you’re kicking off the new year with Nebraska misdemeanor charges hanging over your head, a bit of knowledge and clarity about the court process may help you feel more at ease. There are seven classes of misdemeanors in Nebraska. They run the gamut in possible sentences – from only a relatively small fine to a […]

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Immigration Law

Apply for Temporary Protected Status March 2021 TPS Update

Apply for Temporary Protected Status: Venezuela and Burma/Myanmar Citizens — Just the Facts

March 25, 2021

Looking for information about how to apply for temporary protected status or recent TPS updates impacting citizens of Venezuela and Burma/Myanmar? We’re giving you the facts on recent temporary protected status updates. APPLY FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS: JUST THE FACTS. This month, Department of Homeland Security authorized citizens from two new countries to apply for […]

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General Counsel



Episode 35: Abortion and the Law: A Brief History (part 1)

December 7, 2021

 Abortion rights have been under attack since the passage of Roe V Wade, but in order for us to understand where the law is headed we must first learn about the history already made. On this podcast we learn about Abortion Laws, attacks on abortion rights, and a brief history of how we got […]


Episode 34: Show Cause!

November 30, 2021

What does it mean to “Show Cause?” More than that, what does it have to do with the legal process, why is it so important, and what does it have to do with divorces? Listen up as the ladies of Hightower Reff Law discuss in full what ‘show cause’ means, and what it is all […]


Episode 33: Co-Parenting During Covid

November 23, 2021

Covid hasn’t been easy for anyone, especially parents. Listen in as the lawyers from Hightower Reff Law take you on a timeline journey of the Covid era of parenting. Discover what new worries arose and the legal battles took place, plus the results of them!