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Divorce: Property Division and Financials

The 5 Best Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer in the Initial Consultation

March 9, 2021

When you meet with an experienced divorce lawyer, you should leave the initial consultation feeling like you had most all of your questions answered.  Depending on the facts of your situation, you may not get to every detail of your marriage with the attorney in one hour but in general the initial consultation should help […]

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

January 18, 2021

Ready. After you have had a consultation with an experienced Nebraska divorce lawyer in order to have your divorce case started, a “Complaint for Dissolution of Marriage” must be filed with the court. This document is filed in the district court in the county where either you or your spouse reside. Once the complaint is […]

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Divorce: Custody and Child Support

Holiday Parenting Time – Avoiding a Nightmare Before (or During) Christmas

December 10, 2020

Holiday parenting time can be hard for parents living apart but parenting together. But, as the title of this article promised, there are some things you can try to help smooth holiday parenting time and avoid a nightmare before (or during) Christmas, especially in light of a global pandemic! As longtime child custody lawyers, we […]

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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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Coronavirus: Child Support Modification

April 10, 2020

If you are one of several million people who are now unemployed or have had a significant decrease in your income due to the coronavirus, you may want to talk to an attorney about how that affects your child support obligation. Material Change in Circumstances. In Nebraska, you can apply for a modification of child […]

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Estate Planning

Understanding Trusts: What Is a Trust, and Why Do I Need One

March 2, 2021

Trusts are important to ensure your beneficiaries will receive any inheritance without any problems. Trusts can also help protect your assets and eliminate probate time (the amount of time spent in court after a person’s death). This blog will help you understand the basics of trusts. Who is Who? At a basic level, a trust […]

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Wills and Estate Planning: Start With These 3 Questions

August 20, 2020

At Hightower Reff Law, we start with three basic questions to begin the discussion of the administration of an estate. The answers to these three questions guide the process of the administration of your estate and help ensure that your ultimate wishes are carried out.

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Criminal Defense

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

Black Immigrants in the United States: Immigration Law and Black History Month

February 12, 2021

If you don’t know history. While many Black migrants know and are proud of their heritage, the horrific effects of centuries of enslaving Black people in the United States has had the effect of robbing many Black Americans of the ability to know or trace their cultural heritage.  Despite being faced with countless obstacles, Black […]

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General Counsel

Countdown to Cameras in Nebraska Courts – New Rule Starts March 2017

February 9, 2017

The countdown to cameras in Nebraska courts is on. If you’re in a Nebraska district or county court after March 1, 2017, you may see a new thing in our State – news cameras inside the courtroom doors. Nebraska is joining many other states, including Iowa, that have had cameras in their trial courtrooms for […]

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