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Month: September 2017

Month: September 2017

Our Family

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] “Angela? Party of Four.”  We waited patiently on the bench in the Chicago airport for our table at the crowded eatery during our layover to a short weekend vacation.  We watched and waited for the other Angela to get her table.  “Angela? Party of Four!”  The server tried again, annoyance seeping into her voice.  My eldest daughter said, “Mom I think she means us.”  I stood up and tentatively approached the counter, my two daughters behind me.  “I am Angela, but there are only three of us.”  “Follow me,” the server replied, setting
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Health Insurance and Divorce in Nebraska – Your Options

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] How you will maintain health insurance coverage during and after your divorce is an important issue to be considered.  Your options may be complex and expensive, and the impact of having a lapse in coverage can range from unfortunate to disastrous. Divorce is considered a Qualifying Life Event, which makes you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period, allowing you to enroll in health insurance coverage outside of the yearly Open Enrollment Period, which generally takes place in November or December of each year.  Below are 5 options to consider for obtaining post-divorce health
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Depressed

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] This week Angela was heartbroken by the news she lost a client to suicide. She again shares this message about depression and seeking help. The morning my divorce decree would be signed, I lay in bed on a tear-soaked pillow feeling like I could stay there the rest of my life.  That dull morning, I could have sworn three hundred pounds of weight was stacked on top of me. It felt gray and sad and shameful to get divorced.  The light in my eye was snuffed out and had been for some time. 
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I Want Custody of my Children – But What Does that Mean?

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] If your case involves minor children, a determination of the custodial arrangement that is in theirs best interests will be made. In Nebraska, there are two types of custody – legal and physical. Each serves a different purpose, and there can be variations on how legal and physical custody is awarded. Remember – the paramount concern in the court’s eyes is which arrangement will be in the best interests of your children, not what is in the best interests of the children’s parents. Legal custody refers to the power to make fundamental decisions
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Denying Dependence

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] “Are you planning on getting Sophia’s birthday cupcakes for her class tomorrow?” I asked.  “Well, it wasn’t on my radar,” he replied.  Due to a schedule change my daughter’s dad would now have her the night before her birthday and also the night class treats would need to be prepared or purchased. I pushed forward.  “Not on your radar because you forgot, because you think she is too old, or because you want me to do it?”  “I guess I can do it if she wants them.  I guess.”  He replied.  Annoyance pricked
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Children’s Bill of Rights During Divorce

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] The biggest fear parents have during divorce is the impact it will have on their children.  Putting the needs and best interests of your children first during a divorce can look different for every family. Even during a time of great stress and turmoil, parents have a responsibility and opportunity to truly support their children.  One way is to remember your child’s rights. 1. Your child has a right to love both of their parents. 2. Your child has a right to not to have to choose between their parents. 3. Your child
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September Single

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] September. So many of my greatest joy of my rich life were delivered to me in September. The birth of my first child. My admission to the bar.  My memorable annual fall weekends with women friends. The unexpected, unforgettable kiss that left me dazed. September also brought me my darkest hour–my husband’s quiet death as I slept beside him. Six years after my most sorrowful September, the month of September still ushers in my favorite season. The colors of the earth bring the warmth that my heart longs for. The crispy coolness incites
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Five Types of Discovery Commonly Issued in Divorce Cases

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] During the pendency of your divorce, you and your spouse may gather information needed to resolve your case. This process, known as discovery, is the formal exchange of information. It helps prepare a case for trial, narrow issues in the case, facilitate settlement, or eliminate any surprise at trial. You may receive discovery requests from your spouse (or your spouse’s attorney). You may also send discovery requests for your spouse’s completion. In discovery requests, parties may request not only relevant information, but also information which may lead to relevant information. You may be
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