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Coronavirus and Estate Planning: what you must know

March 23, 2020

With all the uncertainty in the last several weeks, it is important to have clarity and peace of mind where you can. Here are the top things to know about your estate planning during the coronavirus crisis to make sure your wishes are known should something happen to you: Make sure you have up-to-date, accurate […]

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Think Like a Lawyer: Gathering Documents

January 13, 2020

As attorneys, we strive to present the best case possible for our clients. In order to build the best case, we often need to gather evidence to support our position. While a great deal of evidence is presented to the court through oral testimony, documents called exhibits are very useful tools in the courtroom. During […]

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What to Expect During your Divorce Consultation

December 12, 2019

When you schedule a divorce consult at Hightower Reff Law, you will talk with our intake specialist who will receive some initial information either over the phone or through email.  This will help our office to select the attorney who is the right fit for you.  All of our family law attorneys are experienced in […]

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Welcome Kelsey Deabler as our Newest Associate Attorney

December 6, 2019

Kelsey Deabler has joined our team at Hightower Reff Law Kelsey joins us with a history of working at Iowa Legal Aid helping clients navigate the confusing family law and protection order worlds.  Kelsey is a Nebraska native and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln earning her undergrad degree and then attended law school at the […]

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Cohabitation Agreements: Do you need one?

November 21, 2019

According to the Council on Contemporary Families, 70% of couples live together for some period of time before marriage (if they ever get married).  A Cohabitation Agreement is a contract between two people in an intimate relationship sharing a living space.  The Cohabitation Agreement outlines each person’s rights and responsibilities related to the living arrangement.  […]

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Avoid a Custody Nightmare Before Christmas

November 21, 2019

Holiday parenting time can be hard for parents living separately but parenting together. But there are some things you can try to help smooth holiday parenting time and avoid a nightmare before  Christmas. As longtime child custody lawyers, we know that trying to make holiday parenting time work so everyone is happy can be hard […]

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What’s this Discovery You’re Talking About?

November 7, 2019

During your divorce, your attorney will likely talk about having to do “discovery”.  Discovery is the process in a divorce case where spouses will gather documents and provide them to the other side in an organized manner.  Discovery is usually done to identify all debts and assets that need to be separated in the divorce.  […]

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Welcome Carrie Gaines, our newest Associate Attorney

October 28, 2019

Carrie Gaines has joined our team at Hightower Reff Law We are constantly thinking of ways we can help our clients.  Carrie joins us with over 15 years of experience in the general civil litigation and bankruptcy world.  Over the course of her career, Carrie has had a wide variety of experiences and has represented […]

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Estate Planning Week, Day Five: Trusts 101

October 25, 2019

There are several types of Trusts you can utilize in an Estate Plan.  And trust us, there is a difference between the different types. Trusts are an effective Estate Planning tool for a variety of clients, depending on the Estate Planning goals you are trying to meet. It is helpful to understand the basics surrounding […]

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