Dealing with debt can be overwhelming. Your path to a fresh financial start doesn’t have to be. The Chapter 7 bankruptcy process can be broken down into 7 clear steps. Meet with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. During a free initial consultation, a bankruptcy attorney will listen to and analyze your situation to determine whether or…

Have you ever watched yourself become a mistake magnet? I have. First I type “rick” instead of “nick” in an email about an important business meeting. Then, instead of arriving ten minutes early to a roomful of professionals awaiting me, I arrive ten minutes late. Because three is a charm, I soon realize that I…

“It was SO much fun!!” they cried in a collective chorus as they greeted me.  My daughters had just returned to my house after 12 days away with their dad, stepmom, and his extended family.  I unabashedly let the tears fall down my face as I pulled them in for a tight three-way hug. Knowing…

  The flood of legal documents filed at the beginning of a divorce can seem both overwhelming and incomprehensible. These legal documents are often written in thick “legalese,” and their purposes are not always discernable without context. Here are simple explanations of the five legal documents commonly filed at the beginning of a divorce: The…

I stood excitedly waiting for Mom to hand me the phone. On an expensive “long distance” call, I could only talk a couple of minutes. Tom’s brilliance and hard work in high school had earned him a trip to a distant city to receive a science award, and this was his one call home. Tom…

“Mom, is Dad your friend?” she asked without notice or context as she sat next to me in the car.  “What…? Like Facebook friends?” I responded quickly to buy some time for a second to process how best to handle this query.  To be truthful, I had never really thought about it. We didn’t start…

In Nebraska, child support is determined by following the Nebraska Supreme Court’s child support guidelines. These guidelines are applied as a rebuttable presumption, meaning they are to be followed unless one parent provides evidence, or the court decides the guidelines should not apply under the specific circumstances. When this happens, a deviation has occurred. The…

How many times have we placed our trust in someone just to later be disappointed when what the other person told us was either misleading or a downright lie?  So many business transactions or deals are done based upon what the parties have said without memorializing anything in writing. When it comes to incurring debt,…