Category: Divorce


7 Pitfalls To Avoid When Facing Divorce

Published On: January 24, 2017

So, you’ve been served with divorce papers. Now what, right? Whether you saw it coming or not, you have several things to worry about… Responding to the accusations in the lawsuit Dealing with all of the emotions involved Deciding on whether to get legal help through all of this Figuring out how the finances of this will all work Worrying about your kids…and the list goes on and on…. 7 Common Divorce Lawsuit Mistakes A great attorney will help you avoid all possible divorce lawsuit pitfalls. Here are just a few that you will want to keep in mind and discuss with your… Read More

5 Reasons Filing For Divorce First Could Be Crucial For Your Case

Published On: January 24, 2017

The time has come, you’ve made the decision: your marriage is over, you have accepted it and are now ready for the next step. Divorce! However, who should file? Should you? Should your spouse? As with most major advancements throughout life there are advantages to making the first move in your divorce journey. The below five advantages may be the little extra leverage you need to get through your divorce successfully. 1) JURISDICTION If you and your spouse are residing in different districts or states, the person who files first may control the Jurisdiction of the case, unless you have children… Read More

To File Or To Be Served?

Published On: September 5, 2016

The time has come, you’ve made the decision: your marriage is over, you have accepted it and are now ready for the next step. Divorce! However, who should file? Should you? Should your spouse? As with most major advancements throughout life there are advantages to making the first move in your divorce journey. These small advantages may be the little extra leverage you need to get through your divorce successfully. 1) Jurisdiction: If you and your spouse are residing in different districts or states, the person who files first may control the Jurisdiction of the case, unless you have children… Read More

Domestic Violence

Published On: March 30, 2016

Did you know that a Centers for Disease Control survey shows more than 1 in 4 men will be victims of domestic abuse during their lifetimes. Click Here to download PDF. Domestic abuse is an equal opportunity offense that we see in our practice and that may have significant impact on how a divorce or custody case is decided. We encourage victims of both sexes to seek professional advice. If you believe you have experienced domestic violence, the attorney’s at Vacanti Shattuck are here to help you through this frightening and often embarrassing ordeal and help you regain control of your… Read More

5 Reasons To Hire A Divorce Lawyer Instead Of Doing It Online

Published On: April 11, 2014

Technology can be great for grocery shopping or food deliveries, especially for those of us who appreciate convenience. However, it may not be the best tool to use in divorce. Technology can be a great facilitator in a number of circumstances, but its features aren’t meant to handle a process as complicated as divorce. Here are five reasons why it may be better to hire a lawyer instead of trying to handle it yourself online: 1. Liabilities can be a liability. People always think they know their assets, which, many times, is not the case. Yes, assets may be easy… Read More

Studies On The Reasons For Divorce Revealed

Published On: February 18, 2014

There are so many reasons why people get divorced it is difficult to focus on very specific issues that affect all couples. Because couples and marriages are so different, the reasons for marital breakups are equally as diverse. In fact, there were a number of studies based on potential problems that were published last year. Cultural changes are leading to more divorces – According to a Bowling Green State University study, the number of divorced women in the United States is growing. In fact, 15 percent of women are divorced are separated in 2013, compared to less than one percent… Read More

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

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