December 27

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

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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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 13

Maintaining privacy during public divorce cases can be challenging

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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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

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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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.

September 24

New home equity changes the conversation for divorcing couples

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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Marriages fail for a variety of reasons, and the Great Recession has certainly contributed to the demise of many.  While the slow economic recovery may allow some marriages to recover too, the sad reality is that many will not.  For those marriages that are “irretrievably broken,” increasing house values bring new equity to the marital.

August 21

Divorce, the first step: What’s the best way to tell your spouse?

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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Being stuck in an unhappy marriage — or even worse, one that has become a negative situation — can become a losing proposition. Such situations can go as far as developing into emotionally and physically debilitating circumstances and even possibly become abusive. Many unhappy spouses in Nebraska and across the country are facing tough decisions.

July 27

Finalizing Nebraska Divorces without Appearing in Court

Amanda Karr

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Amanda Karr is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.

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Recent statutory changes have made obtaining a divorce even easier. In 2011, the legislature enacted a statute that allowed parties who were in agreement on the terms of their divorce to waive the requirement that at least one party personally appear in court for a final hearing before the divorce could be granted pursuant to.

July 25

The Financial Impact of Divorce

Amanda Karr

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Amanda Karr is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.

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When considering divorce, there is a lot to think about. One important consideration is how the divorce will affect you financially.  Divorce can have a major financial impact.   Since in many households both spouses work outside the home, often, after divorce, neither party enjoys the same financial status as they were experiencing prior to separation. Suddenly two households.

April 30

Barriers Exist for Same-sex Couples Seeking Divorce

Amanda Karr

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Amanda Karr is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.

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Consult with a family law attorney before entering into a civil union or same-sex marriage Same-sex couples are permitted to marry in Iowa through the Iowa Supreme Court’s ruling in Varnum v. Brien, 763 N.W.2d 862 (2009).  Additionally, Iowa has no residency requirement before a couple is eligible to marry in Iowa. This makes Iowa.

March 26

Responding to a Lawsuit

Amanda Karr

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Amanda Karr is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.

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So you’ve been served with a lawsuit, now what?  One of the most important things to do when you’ve been served with a lawsuit is to file an answer.  In Nebraska state courts, once you are served with a lawsuit, you have 30 days to file an answer or otherwise plead.  For actions filed in.

February 9

Major Changes Proposed to Nebraska Child Custody Law

Amanda Karr

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Amanda Karr is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.

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Two bills pending before the Nebraska State Legislature could dramatically alter Nebraska’s child custody laws.  LB 212 introduced by Senator Karpisek proposes to amend section 43-2929 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes to create a rebuttable presumption that each parent in a custody proceeding for a court created plan is entitled to at least forty-five percent.