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Month: March 2017

March 2017

Sacrificing Smiles

She told a heartbreaking tale:  Of a marriage long desired, of children finally born, and of it all unraveling after.  Her marriage now finds itself in a house with two middle school age children and a spouse she barely considers a confidante.  Intimacy of any kind deserted them more than a decade ago.  And these words she spoke after finally meeting with the divorce lawyer to look at her options and dividing time with her children became real: “My happiness can wait.  I will have time to be happy.  I need to make the best of it as it is
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Angela Lennon selected to Super Lawyer’s 2016 Great Plains Rising Stars List!

Angela Lennon has been selected to Super Lawyer’s 2016 Great Plains Rising Stars List. This is an honor reserved for attorneys who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Congratulations, Angela!
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Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Has Allowed Kids to Have 2 Legal Parents, More Stable Homes and Futures

The impact of marriage equality on children
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Lindsay Belmont joins the firm

Lindsay Belmont has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Lindsay graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in May 2014, earning her Juris Doctor with Distinction. During law school, she served as a law clerk in the areas of family law and public interest. After graduation, Lindsay worked for the Nebraska Child Support Enforcement office. The firm’s clients will benefit from Lindsay’s commitment to excellence in family law.
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The Nebraska Lawyer, Member Spotlight

Angela Lennon was recently profiled in The Nebraska Lawyer!
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Best Divorce Attorney in Omaha!

Koenig|Dunne has been named Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O’s Best Divorce Attorney by The Reader Magazine!
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Spring Reminder

Each year I send a photo of my first spotting of a spring flower to my longtime friend, Melodee, in Anchorage. She sends me back a picture of her snow covered driveway.  It is a pause to appreciate the perpetual power of the seasons. Every year the crocus counsels me on the inevitability of spring. Every year I need her precious reminder. As winter comes to a close, I find myself mysteriously steeped in focusing on doubts and disappointments, mostly in myself. Am I once again pledging to purge the little stacks and bags and boxes lingering in corners? Am
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Divorce and Financial Aid for College: 5 Factors for Parents to Consider

During the divorce process, spouses are required to make many decisions, especially considering their children and the future of the family’s finances.  One of the benefits of hiring an experienced divorce attorney is to assist you in the decision-making process.  An experienced lawyer can help you avoid potential unintended consequences of the decisions that you make during your divorce.  One consideration that often gets overlooked is how the divorce may impact the ability for children of divorced parents to qualify for college financial aid.  Although the college financial aid process can be complicated, a well-thought-out strategy addressed during the parents’
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Lucky Us

I remember the instantaneous excitement I felt when the girls came home from school and enthusiastically reported that Anna got a part in the play.  As someone who did my own share of performances in junior high and high school, I was thrilled to see her so excited to experience the unique kind of magic that being part of a cast and a show produces. This was her first year with a role, a costume, and a solo.  I wanted to be with her for all of it and to celebrate it all.  When mapping out the rehearsal and performance
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Beautiful Still

By the time I was sixteen I knew I was a one man woman. I fell in love with the long-haired guitar playing hippie and remained madly so until I was half way through college. A serial monogamist, I love being coupled. Being coupled means an ever present partner for the small joys that fill me up. Someone to make a spinach frittata for or to bring me a cup of coffee just the way I like it. A fellow traveler strolling from the arugula stand to the flower stall at the farmer’s market.  The one who relaxes reading nearby
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