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Month: April 2017

Month: April 2017

A Single Statement

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] 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 this.”  Some funny, some sweet – the cards collectively made me cry. The one that most made me pause read “You prove being a single mother is not only possible, but amazing. (You raise/treat/encourage us so well).”  She
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What is Considered “Income” for Purposes of Calculating Child Support in Nebraska?

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] 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 parent’s gross income might seem relatively straightforward, there can be many complexities and unique factors to consider depending on the facts of each case. If both parents work traditional 40 hour per week jobs with consistent salaries, calculating
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My Birthday

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] 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.  For me, this is how birthdays should feel. This week I will celebrate not just another birthday, but another year of learnings, moments both happy and sad and everything in between, and newfound wisdom and growth.  As many
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4 Most Common Questions Regarding Alimony in Nebraska

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] 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 alimony will be paid and for how long.  Rather, an award of alimony is left to the discretion of the judge or negotiating between the parties.  There are several factors the court may consider when making an alimony
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My Busy Brain

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] 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 between trips.  When additional triggers started, I decided I should see a doctor (after my mom told me to). I had good blood pressure, my pulse was also normal, and the blood panel results showed a solid row
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Sentimental Spaces

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] 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 to help support with both her wisdom and photography skills.  Lori could not have been more thrilled to be asked to bear witness to life being brought into this world. Lori asked me to pull out the birth
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