Practice Areas

We have your back in multiple areas of law.

Divorce & Family Law

People reach out to our law firm because they recognize our commitment to doing all we can to help them achieve their goals. We provide comprehensive representation in divorce and family cases. If you are facing a divorce or family law issue, we are here to help with confident, clear and committed representation.

  • Divorce

    We handle the legal issues so that you can focus on your emotional well-being.

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  • Custody

    Some divorces or relationship break-ups run smoothly until the conversation regarding child custody begins. Let us help.

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  • Adoption

    If you are considering adoption for your child either with your new spouse or under other circumstances, Hightower Reff Law can offer comprehensive and considerate representation of your interests as the relinquishing parent.

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  • Child Support

    Contact us to discuss your child support situation and get answers to your questions.

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  • Paternity

    At Hightower Reff Law, we are experienced in paternity cases and everything that goes with them.

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  • Property Division

    Our divorce lawyers know how to help you divide marital debts and assets during divorce. We know that different financial circumstances require different strategies.

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  • Collaborative Divorce

    Hightower Reff Law offers experienced divorce attorneys who are also among the small number of Nebraska lawyers certified in collaborative divorce – an alternative to the traditional adversarial court process.

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  • Modifications

    A court order entered during your divorce or child custody case may need to be changed down the road.

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  • Mediation & Uncontested Divorces

    As skilled advocates and negotiators in the mediation process, we are prepared to see your divorce matter through, no matter the direction the proceedings take.

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  • Removal/Relocation

    If you have to move out of Nebraska or even still within Nebraska, but far from the home you had when your custody order was entered, you'll need to change your child custody and parenting time agreements and potentially child support order.

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  • Prenuptial Agreement

    At Hightower Reff Law, we believe a properly negotiated premarital agreement allows a couple to enjoy financial openness in their marriage while preserving the goals of both the individual and the couple as they move toward unifying their life together.

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  • Guardianship and Conservatorship

    Whether it's custody of a child via a legal guardianship or a guardianship to help you protect a vulnerable adult, Hightower Reff Law can help.

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  • Juvenile Court

    Whether your child has been accused of a crime or you are facing an abuse/neglect case in an Omaha juvenile court, we have the specialized experience it takes to help in the complex area of Nebraska juvenile law.

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  • Protection Orders

    Whether you have had a protection order brought against you or you or your child has been victimized or harassed and you need to establish or defend against a protection order, we will provide straightforward advice while doing what it takes to represent you.

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  • Spousal Support & Alimony

    If you’re thinking of divorce, you may also be wondering about alimony (also known as spousal support). Regardless of whether you think you may end up as the payor or the payee, you should know something about alimony before you make decisions about your case.

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  • Contempt & Show Cause

    The contempt of court process can be complicated and involves many steps. It is important to have an attorney experienced in contempt cases to protect your rights.

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Estate Planning & Probate

By utilizing and executing basic estate planning tools, you and your loved ones will enjoy peace of mind, knowing there is a plan in place in the event of death or incapacity. By executing a comprehensive estate plan, you afford your loved ones the chance to be there for you, rather than worrying about the legalities of how to take care of you and your affairs.

  • Probate

    We offer comprehensive representation for personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries in estate and trust administration.

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  • Wills

    Executing a will allows you to make decisions now about who will handle your affairs after you are gone, including the collection and distribution of your assets in accordance with your estate plan and payment of inheritance tax.

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  • Trusts

    Establishing a revocable trust allows you the opportunity to engage in more in-depth planning.

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  • Powers of Attorney

    By executing these types of documents, you can choose people to make health and financial decisions for you in the event you are unable to for yourself.

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  • Inheritance Tax

    The determination and assessment of the inheritance tax is a court proceeding based on the value of the estate. Failure to pay the tax can result in penalties being assessed against the assets of the estate.

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Criminal Defense

With our team of criminal defense attorneys by your side, you can feel confident knowing you don't have to face the charges on your own. Whether you face criminal charges or have been arrested for a DUI, you likely have plenty of questions regarding what your next steps should be. Ask us those questions at your free criminal law initial phone consultation.

  • Misdemeanors

    We strive to give you the confident, clear and committed representation you need when you are facing criminal charges — no matter what they might be.

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  • Felonies

    We strive to give you the confident, clear and committed representation you need when you are facing criminal charges — no matter what they might be.

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  • DUI Defense

    We will help you protect your license, finances and freedom.

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  • Protection Orders

    Whether you have had a protection order brought against you or you or your child has been victimized or harassed and you need to establish or defend against a protection order, we will provide straightforward advice while doing what it takes to represent you.

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  • Juvenile Court

    Whether your child has been accused of a crime or you are facing an abuse/neglect case in an Omaha juvenile court, we have the specialized experience it takes to help in the complex area of Nebraska juvenile law.

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Workers' Compensation

A workplace injury can have devastating physical consequences. It can also have a crippling effect on a worker’s finances, mental health and professional and personal relationships. If you’ve suffered an injury on the job, it’s critical that you know your rights. Let our skilled lawyers navigate the workers’ compensation system while you focus on healing.

  • Workers' Compensation

    A workplace injury can have devastating physical consequences, as well as having a negative impact on finances, mental health and professional and personal relationships.

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Contracts

Hightower Reff Law offers competent and clear representation throughout the negotiation, drafting and execution process for the contracts you use every day to keep your business and life running smoothly.

  • Contracts

    We aim to secure our clients the most advantageous terms possible while ensuring the accuracy and enforceability of the contract.

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  • Prenuptial Agreement

    At Hightower Reff Law, we believe a properly negotiated premarital agreement allows a couple to enjoy financial openness in their marriage while preserving the goals of both the individual and the couple as they move toward unifying their life together.

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Business Law

Forming a business can be exciting but it can be overwhelming when deciding which is the appropriate entity. Our experienced attorneys can help you with making the right decision for your personal goals whether it be for profit or non-profit.

  • Business Formation and Startups

    We can assist clients in forming all different types of corporate entities, including limited liability companies, corporations and nonprofits.

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  • Nonprofit Formation and Startups

    Whether you have questions about incorporating your business, yearly maintenance of your company or need contracts drafted to help your business run smoother, Hightower Reff Law can provide the services you need to be a successful nonprofit business owner.

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Immigration Law

We understand that immigration status affects all areas of your life. Immigration law changes everyday, so it is important that you have knowledgeable and qualified legal representation to help you navigate the immigration process. Our immigration attorney is here to help you and your family every step of the way.

  • Family-Based Immigration

    U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents can apply for certain relatives to become a Lawful Permanent Resident in the United States. In some cases this can be done while in the United States, however in other cases it is often necessary to work with United States Embassies abroad.

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  • Immigration Court Defense and Immigration Bond

    Have you or someone you know been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement? We can represent you in court to help you file for immigration bond and other relief from deportation and removal.

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  • Work Permit Applications

    We understand that your ability to work in the United States is essential to you and to your family. We can help you renew your Work Permit before it expires so you can support your family without worry.

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  • DACA Applications and Renewal

    Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or “DACA” was created in 2012 in order to prevent the deportation of certain individuals who were brought to the United States when they were children. Ask our immigration attorney if DACA is right for you.

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  • Violence Against Women Act and Survivors of Domestic Violence

    Regardless of gender or biological sex, survivors of domestic violence can apply for a Green Card in certain circumstances. If you have been harmed by a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, we can help you get immigration relief.

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  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

    Certain individuals who are under the age of 19 in Nebraska can petition for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, an immigration application that can lead to Lawful Permanent Residency.

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  • Citizenship and Naturalization

    If you have maintained your Lawful Permanent Residency (Green Card) for a certain period of time, you may be able to apply for U.S. Citizenship. We can work with you to determine if citizenship is right for you and help complete the steps needed to become a citizen.

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