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Month: July 2019

Month: July 2019

Relocation Rules in Nebraska

Moving a child out of state is usually a very emotional decision. There may be many good reasons for relocation – a new job, a desire to be closer to family, or even the need to make a fresh start. However, if you are the custodial parent and want to move with your child out of state, your first step needs to be to consult with a child custody lawyer to ensure you obtain the court’s permission to do so. One of the first things your child custody attorney will tell you is: do NOT move out of state without
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The Difference is in the Details: 3 tips for Co-Parenting Common Sense

A three-hour window.  A three-hour window was all it took to feature the failings of co-parenting.   It was a minor parenting plan problem.  Our case study features an eight-year old girl and her parents two years post-divorce. 4th of July arrived with the provision providing for holiday parenting time to begin at noon.  The 4th fell on a Thursday.  Mom had parenting time Wednesday night and it was her alternating year for the 4th of July holiday.  However, Dad’s parenting time commenced at 9 a.m. on Thursdays for his regular time. Mom asked if it made sense for her
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How to Tell if You are Headed for Divorce

Celebrities have their personal lives played out in the media and because we think we know them, we think we can tell which celebrity couples are headed for divorce.  But do you know how to tell if you and your spouse may be taking that same road?  Here are some signs: You’re unhappy a lot.  Good relationships bring happiness; bad relationships deliver the opposite.  If you or your spouse is unhappy a lot of the time — and it’s not because you hate your jobs — then you may be headed for divorce. Your interactions are mostly negative.  All couples
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How a Divorce Affects Your Estate Plan

For most people, there are four main estate planning issues that are of concern during a divorce: How assets are divided now, and how they will be distributed after death Re-designation of beneficiaries Whether your spouse will still make decisions for you in the event you become incapacitated Control and management of certain assets Couples contemplating a divorce should review their estate plan to determine the changes that will be necessary while a divorce is pending or once it becomes final  – and should keep in mind that it is only final once a judge signs the final dissolution decree. Here are
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Coffee Redemption

She gave a short cry of shock. I turned around to see her mouth open in amazed confusion and her arms outstretched, a cup in one hand. When she selected a cup from the shelf for her morning tea, she did not expect it to shower her with coffee. Her coral shirt that looked beautiful against her pale skin and curly dark hair was soaked. I reached for a cloth from the sink as she went for the paper towels. My apologies were met with her reassurances the coffee wasn’t hot and there was no harm. Together we knelt to
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Living On Summer Time

I awoke early. I set an intention of ease. My Saturday started with my weekly stroll to the farmers market. I had twelve whole hours to get ready. There would be no rushing. List in one hand, two bags in the other, I took my time perusing the stalls for the perfect ingredients.  After tasting the samples I made my purchases. Parsley. Mint. Scallions. Cucumbers. Tomatoes. Once home, I penned my agenda for the day on the back of an envelope.  Make tabbouleh Ready the rooftop Tidy apartment Assemble dishes Prepare drinks Get ready I resisted the urge to add
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How to Modify Alimony in Nebraska

It is not unusual for financial circumstances to change after a divorce, and Nebraska law allows for either ex-spouse to make a request for modification of support, be it a paying spouse who can no longer afford his or her support payments or a nonpaying spouse in need of additional support. There may be a justification for modifying alimony if it can be proven that there has been a “material change in circumstances,” usually meaning there has been a substantial change in income for either party. The court will look carefully at the needs of the person receiving alimony and
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