What is a deposition? A deposition is the asking and answering of questions under oath, outside of the courtroom, in the presence of a court reporter. You will be “sworn in” and asked a number of questions by the attorney for the opposing party.  Your attorney may ask you a few questions as well. A…

Today is the last day of school for yet another school year that flew by in the blink of an eye.  The last day of school signifies the end of another season.  My girls and I look forward to the last day of school each year.  To mark the fresh start of summer fun and…

Once the judge signs an order or decree that sets forth a child support obligation, the order/decree is then processed by the Clerk of the District Court.  The Clerk’s office will then notify the Nebraska Child Support Payment Center (NCSPC) that a child support order has been entered.  This process can sometimes takes up to…

“It is getting dark outside,” my son announces rather proudly. In a burst of energy, he takes off, sprinting in loops around our house. Bedtime nears and he is trying to outrun it. Eventually, my wife or I usher him to bed, his small but mighty footsteps echoing as he pounces upstairs. Now it is…

I could see her choking down her hurt.  He was determined not to let her see him wince across the table set for depositions.  I observed a mixture of emotion fill up the space, even when words were silent.  They occasionally glanced at each other when recalling details of their twenty-two year marriage.  They were…

A major component of a divorce in Nebraska is the division of the marital estate.  The marital estate is comprised of the assets and debts acquired during the course of the marriage (except for property deemed non-marital). But how do you know which date to use to value the marital estate? What if the parties…

I stayed in bed because I knew I was supposed to.  I pretended to sleep through the whispered arguments and the clanking of dishes.   I peeked out from under the covers to see her proudly carrying the cookie sheet with her Mother’s Day display.  I successfully feigned waking up rested and delighted to the breakfast…

One of the biggest decisions to be made during the divorce process is what will happen to the family home?  This decision is more than just a legal one.  It impacts both emotions and finances. Although there are many factors to consider, generally there two options for the home – either one spouse will keep…

I stared long and hard.  The image seemingly becoming larger the longer I looked at it.  I could feel my mood crumble as a grumble moved up to my mouth.  “Are you kidding me?” I wanted to shout into the screen. hashtagcoparenting??  How about hashtaghard; hashtagcomplicated; hashtagtheoppositeofholdinghands. It was like staring at a picture of…

The marital estate includes all property, assets, debts, and liabilities acquired by the parties during the course of the marriage. The marital estate does not include property acquired through a gift or inheritance.  Similarly, the marital estate does not include property acquired by one spouse before the marriage.  If the premarital property can be easily…