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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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Best Questions To Ask A Divorce Lawyer

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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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

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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Estate Planning

Premarital Agreements

August 18, 2021

Defining expectations. In picking a life partner it could be said that you should never marry someone you can’t stand being divorced from. For so many reasons, this rings true. By utilizing legal documents, such as a premarital agreement, parties to a marriage can help define each person’s expectations in the event of marital discord. […]

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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

how do immigration law and family law intersect?

September 17, 2021

Immigration status, international issues, and family relationships come together more often than you might think. Read about the most common scenarios below and learn why it is a good idea to bring your case to a law firm, like Hightower Reff Law, that practices immigration law and family law. Can I get a green card […]

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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

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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