Attend First Meeting Now that your bankruptcy case is on file, you will have to attend the First Meeting of Creditors. The Meeting is typically a fairly straightforward ordeal. We will support you with answering the Trustee’s questions regarding the bankruptcy documents that we have reviewed with you prior to filing In order to reduce…

I stopped in the hallway to listen. History was about to be made. President Reagan announced the nomination of the first woman to the United States Supreme Court. It was the summer of 1981. I had just graduated from law school, I was working for a small law firm while awaiting my bar exam results….

“I agree with the parenting plan for our son and the child support amount.”  Pause.  “I agree with receiving half of the retirement accounts and home equity.”  Pause.  “I agree with how the debt has been distributed and it is fair.”  Pause.  “But I want the snow blower.” If I had a snow blower for…

Despite being among the increasing number of those who do not attend church with any regularity, I read with great interest in my Sunday morning paper about the disappearance of religious and spiritual conversations in our culture. Author Jonathan Merritt explained that Google has the data on millions of books which show that, not only…

Should I give up Christmas with my girls?  Should I send them home early from our annual vacation for the funeral of their step-grandparent if he passes during the trip?  Should I have my daughter’s migraines treated with acupuncture, which would be a significant monthly expense, even if her dad won’t pay a portion?  I…

The Nebraska Parenting Act requires that a parenting plan is created for legal issues involving the custody of a child. While parents may choose to include a number of different agreements in their plan, there are some provisions that are required to be included. Below are 10 items which must be included in a parenting…

I felt a hand on my right breast. I sat up abruptly, frightened. My fear quickly turned to relief as I realized the hand was my own. Just a bad dream. The week before I had spent an entire day of my otherwise beautiful California vacation captivated and crushed as I watched the Senate Judiciary…

Divorce trials and other court hearings often hinge on which spouse can provide the best evidence to the court to support his or her arguments. Which spouse has been his or her child’s primary caregiver? How much income has a spouse earned over the past year? Did a spouse acquire a disputed piece of property…

Plan Payment Wage Withholding. The Chapter 13 Trustee will contact your employer to set up the wage withholding to ensure the plan payment is made each and every month. The plan payment will then be withheld from each paycheck you receive. To calculate how much will be withheld from each paycheck use the math in…

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.  Each year we work with clients who have been abused by their spouse.  Each year we continue to hear the truths of parents who suffer so as to protect their children, who stay silent for years before seeking security, and who come to our office full of trepidation and…