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Pet Custody in Divorce

April 11, 2020

Many families include members with four paws instead of hands and feet. Pet custody or pet possession issues are seeing more litigation in divorce courtrooms in recent years. You get the dining room table, I get the dog. Like most states, Nebraska considers pets to be personal property, so they are technically subject to the same […]

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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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Shared Parenting Time and Coronavirus

April 9, 2020

As family law lawyers, we recently have been getting a lot of questions about parenting time during the COVID-19 quarantine. Many state’s courts and judges have issued orders about how parents should conduct themselves with regard to their parenting plans. There is currently no such order from any court in Nebraska. Always Fall Back on […]

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Dividing Property in a Divorce

April 2, 2020

You’re getting a divorce and may be thinking, “how will all of our property be divided?” Dividing property in a divorce can be one of the more daunting and time-consuming aspects of the divorce process, but it can be made easier with knowledge about the laws of your state and by following a few steps, […]

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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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