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Divorce: Property Division and Financials

Separating Assets and Debts in Divorce

September 27, 2022

When you are contemplating divorce, one of the largest pieces of the process is figuring out how to separate your assets and debts. This part can be stressful and overwhelming but with the right support and an experienced divorce attorney helping you, it can be easily broken down into manageable steps. Identifying the goods. The […]

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Divorce Mediation 101

July 25, 2022

During a divorce proceeding, if you are not able to reach a settlement with the opposing party on all aspects of your case, the judge assigned to your case will be required to resolve any remaining disputes at trial. While judges in Nebraska often give thoughtful and creative attention to your case to help resolve […]

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Divorce: Custody and Child Support

Mediation Mindset – Five Keys to a Parenting Plan You Can Live With

August 16, 2022

Nebraska family law statutes require a parenting plan to be developed and approved by the court in all child custody cases. If that doesn’t happen, the judge will create the parenting plan. We’ve generally found that a parenting plan parties develop themselves through mediation in a divorce or child custody case is more likely to be followed […]

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Custody: Understanding the Basics

May 12, 2022

“Where are my kids going to live?” “Will I get to decide where my children go to school?” “Are my kids going to be OK?” These are all questions lawyers hear when discussing custody issues with clients in divorce and paternity cases.   Types of custody There are 2 types of custody that are determined […]

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Estate Planning

4 Reasons to Plan Ahead in Estate Planning

August 30, 2022

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Benjamin Franklin’s oft-quoted adage rings all too true when considering estate planning. Topics such as drafting a will or choosing a power of attorney, which often simmer on the back burner, can quickly come to a head in times of tragedy and trouble. By failing […]

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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

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Stalking: The Facts and What You can do About it

January 19, 2022

In October of 2021, the first person convicted under federal cyberstalking laws in Nebraska was sentenced to a year in prison. This provides a good opportunity to remind clients and the community that January is National Stalking Awareness Month. We are committed to being part of the necessary community-wide response to this underrecognized form of […]

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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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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

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Name Changes for Transgender Individuals

June 16, 2022

This blog article focuses on the legal name change process in Nebraska for adult and minor individuals who prefer a name different than their name given at birth and one that matches their gender identity.

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Podcasts

what happens at an arraignment?

November 29, 2022

What happens at an arraignment? What should you expect? Susan Reff and Tracy Hightower-Henne discuss what happens during an arraignment in this episode. They give listeners tips on how to prepare for an arraignment, and share the biggest mistakes people make during this process. If you are facing criminal charges, it is important to know […]

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What can police actually do if you are arrested?

November 15, 2022

What can the police actually do if you are arrested? Should you cooperate if you are arrested? Can the police lie to you? Do you have to talk to the police if they arrest you? In this episode Susan and Tracy break down what police can actually do if you are arrested, what you should […]

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how to get your child support

November 1, 2022

Are you not getting your child support? How is child support calculated? Who pays child support? Who gets it? What to do if you’re not getting your child support. How much is Nick Cannon paying in child support? Also, who is Nick Cannon? Tracy and Susan answer those questions with some not so difficult basics […]

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