When you and your spouse are unable to reach settlement during divorce, one of the first resources available to work past impasse is mediation. In divorces with children, Nebraska law requires mediation, but mediation is often utilized even when children are not at issue. What is mediation? Mediation is a way for you and your…

In Nebraska, most home foreclosures start with the mortgage company filing a Notice of Default with the Register of Deeds in the county where the home is located. The homeowner then receives the Notice of Default by certified mail. Thirty (30) days after mortgage company files the Notice of Default, it will, through its attorney,…

I climb up the stairwell to the landing. The door is locked.  Another flight up I open the door. Nothing looks familiar. I slowly walk down the long hallway, peering into empty rooms, hoping to for some sense of where I am. My heart is pounding. I am hopelessly lost. Suddenly my eyes pop open….

    We have all made the mistake of responding to a co-parent in the heat-of-the-moment-haste.  What would it have been like if you instead had paused?  Would your heated reaction have been the same an hour later? “But this is an emergency!!  My children are in danger!” I hear you and my clients calling…

  Law has its own language. Here’s some you may encounter during your divorce. Affidavit: A written statement of facts made under oath and signed before a notary public. Affidavits are used primarily for court hearings. Instead of listening to live testimony, judges may rely on the sworn statements they receive via affidavits. Affidavits may…

  Rosie made a surprise visit the week she died. I entered the room and saw her sitting on the floor looking down at a framed photo of me with a microphone in my hand, wearing a white dress and a fierce face. The tiny plastic figure of Rosie the Riveter is one of the…

  My stomach and heart clenched up when I received my daughter’s message.  “Dad is going to drop us off at the mall while he runs an errand.”  My children were 6th and 4th graders at the time. “He what????”  I wanted to reply.  But I didn’t.  First I fumed for a full two minutes. …

During your divorce, some issues between you and your spouse are time sensitive and must be addressed before you reach a final settlement, or the court enters a final ruling on your case. For example: Who gets to stay in our home? What will parenting time look like between us? What amount of child support…