April 1

Attorney Ben Thompson wins appeal of real estate case at Nebraska Court of Appeals

Thompson Law Office is pleased to announce that attorney Ben Thompson and the Omaha legal team won a successful appeal of a real estate case involving the Nebraska Condominium Act. The Nebraska Court of Appeals issued a published decision today reversing and remanding the case to the trial court in Douglas County for further proceedings.  The opinion can.

April 1

Avoiding discriminatory questions by small businesses in job interviews

Small business owners looking to hire new employees in Nebraska can easily get tripped up by local, state and federal laws regulating employment practices.  Generally, once employers have 15 or more employees, employment discrimination becomes an issue for small businesses. The laws regulating employment practices apply to the entire employment cycle, beginning with hiring.  Interviewing.

March 17

When does a tree house pose a liability?

Owning a home in Nebraska brings the property rights that merely renting a home does not.  But those property rights in most communities are restricted to a degree by the ordinances of the city or county or the covenants that may have been recorded by a homeowner association. The news reported on a homeowner in.

December 27

5 ways to divorce-proof your bedroom – LivewellNebraska.com

With New Year’s right around the corner, the time is right to self-assess and make some resolutions to improve your marriage.  If your spouse is keeping you up at night, consider the ideas in the article below to ensure you both get a good night’s rest.  If you feel like your relationship with your spouse.

December 23

Happy Holidays from Thompson Law Office

The team of legal professionals at Thompson Law Office wishes our clients, colleagues, and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!  Our office will be closed at noon on Christmas eve and all day Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  However, you can book a consultation at any time using our new online scheduler. Note.

December 17

Attorney Nick Halbur wins appeal of probate case at Nebraska Court of Appeals

Thompson Law Office congratulates attorney Nick Halbur and the Omaha legal team for a successful appeal of a probate case that resulted in a $96,746.59 judgment in favor of our client.  The Hitchcock County case was prosecuted on a “constructive trust” theory to recover funds from another party withdrawn from a bank account after a Nebraska.

December 13

Maintaining privacy during public divorce cases can be challenging

When a married couple seeks to legally dissolve their marriage in Nebraska courts, a lot of information is included in the court filings. Suddenly, the details of their private relationship will be made part of the public record. While celebrities and public figures certainly have their ”personal branding issues,” everyone’s reputation and standing in the community can.

December 11

Increasing divorce rate for baby boomers raises the stakes

Recent reports are that while America’s divorce rate has dropped closer to 40% from 50%, among baby boomers the divorce rate has actually increased significantly.  Sociologists have their theories for this, but one thing that is certain is that divorcing later in life raises the financial stakes for married couples in Nebraska. While children may.

November 27

How far is too far in enforcing HOA covenants?

Neighborhood disputes over covenant violations are never popular.  Boards of directors for homeowners associations are often tasked with enforcing covenants containing restrictions on the use of land within the neighborhood.  Sometimes residents fail to read the covenants and understand what they are agreeing to by purchasing property in a neighborhood with use restrictions.  Typical HOA.

November 26

Nebraska HOAs empowered to require escrow for assessments

The 2013 session of the Nebraska Legislature saw a change in the law governing collection of homeowners association assessments.  This applies to Nebraska townhome owners associations, condominium owners associations and traditional homeowners associations.  In May, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB 442, which amends section 52-2001, 76-825, 76-842, 76-856, and 76-874 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes..