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Dealing with Student Loans in a Nebraska Divorce

If you are getting divorced in Nebraska, there are three main areas where student loans may be involved.  Those three areas are: (1) when either party incurs student loans during the marriage; (2) when student loans that were obtained by either party prior to the marriage are paid off/down during the marriage; and (3) when the party paying child support desires to use their student loan payment as a deduction from their income in the child support calculation.  The first, and most common, situation involving student loans in divorce cases is when student loans are incurred during the marriage.  Before
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Divorce Mediation for Division of a High Net Worth or Complex Financial Estate  

In Nebraska, pursuant to the Nebraska Parenting Act, parents are required to attempt mediation to agree to a Parenting Plan for their minor child(ren) in a divorce or custody action.    So, while many people are familiar with the mediation process as it relates to children, custody, and parenting schedules, people are less familiar with the idea of divorce mediation for financial issues.  One myth about divorce mediation is that you can’t use the mediation divorce process for large or complex financial estates.   This myth is not true.  You can mediate all of the terms of your divorce, including division of
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Divorce Mediation for Business Owners 

At Koenig|Dunne, we know that divorce is one of the most challenging and stressful times of your life, regardless of the circumstances.    For business owners, facing a divorce can seem even more challenging.  Many business owners are worried about the impact the divorce will have on their business, or if their business will survive the divorce at all.   Going through a contested, litigated business divorce may negatively impact the business, as the divorcing owners’ time, attention, and energy is pulled away from work to tend to meetings with lawyers, experts, and court hearings that can last months (to years).  That
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The Benefits of Divorce Mediation- Part 1

When facing divorce, there are many factors to consider, and no two divorces are the same.  For spouses interested in a mediated divorce, you will focus on achieving a fair and equitable settlement through the mediation process.  You will work with a neutral third-party mediator to reach a mutually acceptable and sustainable resolution without court intervention.    For many spouses, the divorce mediation process has benefits over the traditional litigated divorce process, including:  Puts Children First  Divorce mediation does not focus on tearing one parent down to build the other one up.  Both parents come to the table to work with
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Uncontested Divorce in Nebraska

No two divorces are the same.  Some are highly contested, litigated, and expensive legal actions.  Others are uncontested and require the parties to cooperate to complete the necessary legal documents.  However, they are the same in that they each come with their own sets of challenges and underlying heartbreak. In an uncontested divorce, the parties are able to reach an agreement (usually by having conversations in advance), about the disputed issues in their case, including: Custody of their children Parenting time schedule Payment of child support and the children’s expenses Division of their assets and debts Who will keep the
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Military Divorce in Nebraska: Where Can I File for Divorce?

If you or your spouse is a service member at Offutt Air Force Base and you are considering filing for divorce, the first question you must answer is where do I file?  Every state has different divorce filing requirements, but all states require at least one spouse to be a “legal resident” of the state in which he or she wishes to file. Legal residency (also known as “domicile”) is defined as the state in which a person resides while also intending that state to remain his or her permanent home. This intent requirement becomes more complicated with military divorces, as spouses in a military
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What Evidence is Used in Custody Cases & How to Gather It

From photographs to school records, text messages to family calendars, a variety of evidence may be used during custody litigation in Nebraska. Understanding what evidence is helpful to your case and how to gather it may save valuable time and resources in preparing for a custody trial. Here are a few reasons why evidence is important in your custody case: Evidence may narrow the issues in your case. Evidence may promote settlement. Evidence will help prepare your case for trial. Having evidence outside of verbal testimony allows a judge to visually see exactly what you are talking about. Evidence is
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Two Actions to Take Before Separating from Your Spouse

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail, and in the context of divorce, this adage rings true. If you are considering separating from your spouse and filing for divorce, it is important that you prepare for both the legal process and the fact that you and your spouse will soon be living apart. From budgeting to finding emotional support, a pre-separation checklist should rival the importance, if not the thickness, of a commercial airliner takeoff manual. However, if you only have the time or the energy for a few pre-separation preparations, then here are two actions that all spouses should
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6 Shocking Financial Surprises for Women Who Divorce

A recent study by Worthy — Building a Financial Fresh Start — examined the experiences of almost 1,800 adult women who were either facing divorce, were in the middle of a divorce, or had completed a divorce.  Overall, the study found that most of the women surveyed found themselves financially vulnerable due to two primary reasons: (1) the lack of financial knowledge; and (2) the lack of long-term financial planning. The six shocking financial surprises that divorcing and divorced women most often encounter include: Being unaware of the scope of marital debt; Not anticipating having to get a job; Assuming
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4 Ways You Can Help Your Nebraska Divorce Case

Navigating the emotional, financial and legal challenges that come with a Nebraska divorce can be made easier if you avoid making any bad choices or mistakes that can compromise your case.  These mistakes are typically made because of misinformation or a lack of understanding about the Nebraska divorce process.  This is why it is important for you to have an experienced divorce attorney you can turn to for advice, as she or he will want to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Letting your emotions get out of hand can hurt your ability to get what you want when
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