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How to File for Divorce in Nebraska

Maybe it was the worst holiday season ever or you have made a resolution to move on from a bad marriage. Either way, this time of year often inspires couples to resolve to dissolve their marriage. First, take a deep breath. Everything is going to be okay. We know this […]

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What Makes Your Life Meaningful?

I recently considered this question within the context of estate planning and had an epiphany. It is at the core of this question that the motivation and objective of estate planning are revealed. By thinking about what makes your life meaningful, you begin to determine the direction in which your […]

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Dividing Assets and Debts in a Divorce

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

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Can Personal Property be Protected From Probate?

The probate process can take a very long time. Imagine having an option to speed up that process or potentially avoid it completely. Under Nebraska law, there are two statutes that allow an individual to collect a deceased person’s property without requiring the probate. These statutes allow for a person […]

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Custody 101 – Know All the Factors

“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.  There are two types of custody that are […]

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Premarital Agreements: Time to Discuss before You Say “I Do”

A friend of mine once told me the best advice she ever received in picking a life partner: “Never marry someone you can’t stand being divorced from.” For so many reasons, this rings true. While premarital agreements often get a bad rap – words like “unromantic”, “distrust”, and “greed” come […]

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Divorce: The Process in a Nutshell

Divorce is never easy, even when you think it might be easy. It comes with emotions, expenses, and requires the capacity to endure the process. Ending your marriage and separating all the things you and your spouse acquired can be exhausting and never really feels fair. Talking with friends and […]

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A Simple Lesson on a Transfer on Death Deeds

Sometimes estate plans include a “transfer on death” deed as a way to transfer real estate at a property owner’s death. A recent opinion by the Eighth Circuit (Dawn Strope-Robinson v. State Farm Fire and Casualty) has made this estate planning tool a popular discussion topic in estate planning circles. […]


Estate Planning ice breakers

Estate Planning Awareness Week kicks off on October 18. In recognition, I hope you take this opportunity to bring some basic estate planning topics to your dinner table for discussion. By talking about these important topics with your family and close friends, it makes the realities of estate planning bearable […]


Understanding a Guardianship/Conservatorship

The recent news of Britney Spears’ ongoing court battle has made “guardianship” and “conservatorship” household terms. Understanding the basics of protective proceedings can give some context to this timely issue. In Nebraska, the legal system offers a proceeding for interested persons to seek guardianship and/or conservatorship over an incapacitated person […]