If
 you’re struggling financially,
 you
 may
 be
 wondering
 not 
only 
if 
filing
 bankruptcy
 is
 a 
good
 option 
for
 you
 and your 
family,
 but
 how
 you
 will
 know
 when 
the
 time is right 
to seriously
 consider 
it. The 
American 
Bankruptcy
 Institute 
has provided
 a 
useful 
bankruptcy 
checklist 
for
 consumers
 and
 recommends
 that 
if
 three or more
…

There was seriousness about them that I understood. Each was their own boss, and their boss had high expectations. Do excellent work. Take good care of your clients. Make money. And don’t work too much. This small group of established solo lawyers each made a commitment to spend a year together looking at their law…

In light of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would re-post my blog from 2014 about dating after divorce (not during divorce, after divorce).  I sat in my pajamas, clutching a fistful of candy conversation hearts, I filled out an online dating profile.  I also signed up for speed dating at the library on Valentine’s Day…

If you endured a high-conflict marriage and a high-conflict divorce, chances are you will be facing many of the same challenges when it comes to co-parenting with your ex. Here are some tips on how to successfully co-parent with a high-conflict ex: Control your reactions. Ongoing conflict between two people is pretty much a product…

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Sophia wanted her turn.  We sat at the dinner table going through our days and she was anxious to share.   It was a 7th grade drama – a mild version of mean girls.  Sophia set the scene.  “We were playing a trick on Josie and hiding her book.  I don’t know why.  It’s just a…

Unlike some states, Nebraska family courts do not use specific alimony calculators to determine spousal support in a divorce. Instead, the Court will weigh several factors, including: The duration of the marriage The current financial resources of each spouse The contribution of each spouse to the marriage (child care and education, home maintenance, etc.) The…

Standing behind me he said, “I’m going to place my hands on your hips. Now as you walk forward, I am going to be behind you, slightly lifting up either side of your hips. Are you ready?” Wearing only my bra and underwear, I sought to set aside my nervousness. I focused. I began to…