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Unlock essential divorce tips for Nebraska. Navigate your divorce proceedings smoothly with expert guidance and valuable insights.

Divorce Tips

Unlock essential divorce tips for Nebraska. Navigate your divorce proceedings smoothly with expert guidance and valuable insights.

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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Divorce Survival Guide for Those Over 50

According to recent statistics, approximately 25% of U.S. divorces involve couples over the age of 50.   The incidence of what has become known as “gray divorce” has risen drastically over the past decade, but there are ways you can survive — and even thrive — if you keep these tips in mind: Prepare emotionally and legally.  Even if you have been married for decades, do not expect that you will be treated with the same care you experienced during your marriage by the person you are divorcing.  Divorce is always challenging, so be sure you find a good divorce attorney
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How Your Social Media Habits Can Impact Your Divorce

One thing that couples divorcing only a decade ago didn’t have to take into consideration was their social media habits.  Today, with the vast majority of Americans living their lives out loud online, social media can be a virtual minefield when it comes to divorce.  Don’t supply evidence against you. Once your divorce is initiated, it’s possible that your spouse and his or her attorney may seek out your social media pages for potential evidence in your case. This is why you need to be very careful about what you post.  When posting, remember your ultimate intentions for your case. 
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Divorce Tax Tips: 5 Most Common Divorce Tax Questions in Nebraska

Do I have to pay income tax when my ex-spouse and I transfer property or pay a property settlement per the terms of our divorce decree? No.  The transfer of property (or payment of a property settlement payment) pursuant to a divorce decree is not taxable.  However, you’ll want to keep in mind the future tax consequences of a subsequent sale, withdrawal, or transfer of assets that you received in a property settlement. Does the payment or receipt of child support impact my taxes? No.  Child support is not taxed as income to the parent who receives it nor deductible
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Keep Your Divorce Confidential: 5 Tips for Protecting Your Attorney Client Privilege

Communications between you and your lawyer are protected by one of your rights known as the attorney-client privilege. The purpose of the attorney-client privilege is to encourage you to disclose all relevant information related to your case to your attorney by protecting certain disclosures from being revealed at a hearing or trial. This privileged information remains private and confidential between you and your attorney (and your legal team), unless the privilege is waived by voluntary disclosure to third parties. To ensure that communications between you and your lawyer remain confidential, and to protect against losing such privilege, below are tips
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5 Tips to Fast-Track Your Nebraska Divorce

The one thing just about everyone can agree on about divorce is that no one wants it to drag on and on.  Getting a divorce done quickly (relatively speaking) is possible, but it requires some effort on the part of both spouses to work together toward a fair and equitable settlement.  If you’ve made the hard decision to divorce and want to speed things along, here are some tips to help you accomplish that: Keep communicating. It can be incredibly difficult to keep the lines of communication open with a spouse who is about to become an ex — especially
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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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