She wrote them all out:  42 reasons that she loved me, a gift for my 42nd birthday.   Each reason was handwritten on a separate notecard. “When I tell you drama, you tell me the truth about what you think.”  “You are okay with random Target runs.”  “You pretend to not know when we do things like…

In Nebraska, child support is determined by the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines.  The Guidelines are rules that the Nebraska courts use to determine which parent will pay child support and how much child support will be paid each month. The amount of child support ordered depends heavily on each parent’s gross income.  While determining a…

On an unseasonably warm December day, I hurry down the drive way to get to my ten-year old Honda CRV parked on the street in front of my house. I pull the keys out of my pocket to manually unlock the driver’s side door. The keyless entry stopped working over a year ago. As I…

There I am.  Whirling and twirling amid bubbles on my 7th birthday in my peach party dress.  Not a care in the world, perfectly present, and feeling loved and special in every way.  I love this image.  I love who I am in this moment.  I refer to it often – particularly around my birthday. …

One of the most common fears spouses have about an impending divorce is whether they will be required to pay alimony or if they will be eligible to receive alimony.  In Nebraska there is not a specific calculation that can be used to plug in income, expenses, and length of marriage and reveal how much…

It started slowly. I started getting sick to my stomach prior to plane trips.  And then I was nauseous on road trips.  The triggers were random and illogical given my lifelong love of travel.  It took me a while to notice and connect the dots given my travel time was no less than months in…

She was born last night.  Just before midnight Rowan arrived on April 5, 2017 after much anticipation into her parents’ arms.  Rowan is the granddaughter of my long time paralegal, Lori.  In the last couple of weeks, as the birth became imminent, Lori was asked by her middle son to be in the delivery room…