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How To Move On From A Divorce

Published On: February 11, 2014

For some divorcees in Omaha, moving on from a divorce can be just as difficult as dealing with the divorce itself. After all, a divorce is a major life change that most see as a major failing in life. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. What may be the end of a relationship may be the beginning of something better in life. Nevertheless, the key to enjoying the benefits of such a change come with making changes within. Indeed, we are not licensed therapists, but through our experience as divorce attorneys we have found several steps that divorcees… Read More

How To Shore Up Your Defenses Before Starting A Divorce

Published On: February 5, 2014

In sports, commentators may sometimes say that the best defense is a good offense. This may also hold true in the world of family law, especially when it comes to divorces and child custody matters. Essentially, being proactive in preparing for your case is a good strategy and can help defend against emotionally charged allegations of fraud or abuse. So what can a potential divorcee do to protect themselves? This post will highlight three good (and proactive) defenses. Have the right mental approach – Indeed, divorces can be emotionally difficult, given that you pledged to build a life with someone and… Read More

Basic Etiquette For Prenuptial Agreements

Published On: February 2, 2014

During the holiday season, it is common for marriage proposals to be given (and accepted). Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are very popular days to “pop the question.” As newly engaged couples bask in the surprise and excitement of such a momentous occasion, they may have many questions to answer about their big day (e.g. the wedding venue, colors to be involved, caterers and guest lists). However, some people may be genuinely concerned about whether a prenuptial agreement is necessary. Moreover, they may be concerned over how to broach the topic. This post will provide some helpful tips for introducing discussions… Read More

How To Avoid Nuclear Problems In Child Custody Disputes

Published On: January 29, 2014

Although January is the month where the most divorces are initiated during the year, many people who decide to split may do so without considering the effect it will have on school aged children. While a January divorce may signal a new beginning for one parent, it may be awkward for kids who are in the middle of a school year (even though they are ostensibly starting a new semester). Because of this, it is important that parents take their children’s feelings into consideration by thinking critically about the feelings of insecurity, anxiety and guilt that kids may feel as they… Read More

Knowing Your Tax Issues Is Important

Published On: January 22, 2014

The tax filing season is just around the corner. In a few short weeks, millions of Americans will begin receiving tax information from their employers, or they will start the arduous task of figuring out what they owe in taxes (if they are self-employed). For those who are in the midst of a divorce, or have recently completed the process, this tax season will be different. For instance, the typical deductions that you took advantage of in the past may not be available depending on your income and filing status. As such, it is prudent to understand some of the… Read More

Important Considerations In Custody Modification Cases

Published On: January 15, 2014

With this being the second full week of January, many people are still holding true to their New Year’s resolutions. Some may still be eating right (and staying away from sugar), others are still holding to their commitments at the gym, and others are actively looking for that new job. For parents who do not get to see their children as often as they like, seeking a modification to their custody (or parenting time) decree is still an unfinished resolution that may not be seen to fruition. But with some effort and some assistance from an experienced family law attorney, changes can… Read More

Promises Divorcing Parents Should Keep In 2014

Published On: January 6, 2014

January is the symbolic month for New Year’s resolutions. (We call it symbolic because any month can be a catalyst for change). Nevertheless, it is not surprising that gym memberships, weight loss plans and new televisions are peddled more frequently than other months. With the theme of New Year’s resolutions in mind, we find it appropriate to set forth a few resolutions that divorcing parents should try to keep in 2014. Be more sensitive to a child’s feelings – After all, they didn’t choose the life that they are forced to live. Being shuttled between homes, only having short amounts… Read More

What If A Parent Denies A Child Santa Claus?

Published On: December 20, 2013

The mystique and wonderment behind Santa Claus is what makes Christmas so special for children. From sitting on his lap at the mall and telling him what they want, to writing letters and addressing them to the North Pole, making wishes (and having them come true) is part of the holiday season that children often never forget. Unfortunately, during the throes of a divorce (or a custody battle) one parent may try to hurt the other parent by ruining the mystery behind Santa Claus. Even more troubling, one parent may not want the child to even consider getting gifts from… Read More

Bode Miller And Ex-Girlfriend Reach Child Custody Agreement

Published On: December 11, 2013

Bode Miller has not endeared himself to the public in the past. Labeled a petulant crybaby, he was seemingly wasting his talent, and was sure to be a cautionary tale for others as to how not to conduct oneself. But with all athletes, life goes on, and Miller appears to be growing up. But news about his ongoing custody dispute with an ex-girlfriend is adding to propaganda that he has not changed. In the weeks leading up to a recent hearing in a Manhattan family court, Miller and ex-flame Sara McKenna traded public barbs regarding each other’s fitness for custody.… Read More

Handling Child Custody Battles During The Holidays

Published On: December 3, 2013

Let’s face it, no one actually plans to divorce during the holiday season. There are so many things that are going on (especially for potential divorcees with children) that many people simply try to put on a brave face and slog through the season. There’s a reason that many divorces originate in January. For those who are still in the process of getting divorced, there still is the complicated (and often contentious) exercise of negotiating a holiday parenting time schedule. This process can be troublesome because parents are used to having their children around during the holidays, and can be reluctant to… Read More

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