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…

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…

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. …

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 deathRe-designation of beneficiariesWhether your spouse will still make decisions for you in the event you become incapacitatedControl and management of certain assets Couples contemplating a divorce…

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…

If you are getting ready to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you have hopefully secured the advice of a Nebraska bankruptcy attorney – advice that should cover not only what to do before filing bankruptcy, but what NOT to do: Raiding retirement accounts.  You may be thinking of cashing out your retirement accounts…

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…

If you are nearing the age of retirement – or have significant assets stashed away in retirement accounts for when that day finally arrives — how would filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy affect your plans for retirement? The good news is, if you have money in an ERISA-qualified pension plan like a…

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…

Perhaps the greatest source of relief for distressed debtors who file bankruptcy is what is known as the automatic stay.  As soon as your bankruptcy attorney files your petition, the automatic stay goes into effect – meaning that creditors must stop all their collection efforts, including phone calls, letters, lawsuits or anything else they are…