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Marital Property vs. Non-Marital Property. What do you need to know?

What do you need to know about Marital Property vs. Non-Marital Property when going through you divorce and dividing assets and debts? What is his? What is hers? What is yours? Simply put, marital property is property that was acquired during the marriage and non-marital property is property that was acquired before marriage. In Nebraska, […]

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Should you revise your Estate Plan after a Divorce? Yes!

If you have logged onto Facebook or any other social media site in the past few weeks, I am sure you have seen the new trend of posting a “selfie” with you new ex-spouse. Once the ink is dried on the divorce papers, there are many different reactions that individuals and ex-spouses have. Whether your […]

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How to handle CPS knocking at your door.

Our office gets many calls asking for a “CPS attorney”.  The simple truth is, there is not such thing as a “CPS attorney”. Often times, once Child Protective Services (CPS) is called, they investigate, and if an allegation is “founded” the result is usually the filing of a Juvenile Court case in the county wherein […]

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Merits of the case not reached in Keystone Pipeline decision from the Nebraska Supreme Court

The Nebraska Supreme Court issued an opinion on January 9, 2015 in Thompson v. Heineman, 289 Neb. 798,             N.W.2d           (2015) (https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/supremecourt.ne.gov/files/sc/opinions/s14-158.pdf) wherein the Court could not reach the merits of the issues presented with the Keystone XL oil pipeline due to not having a supermajority vote ruling on the unconstitutionality of L.B. 1161.  As many are aware, […]

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Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court

Effective July 31, 2014 Dennis Carlson will officially be in retirement. Dennis Carlson has been the Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court since 1981 and after 30 + years of service has decided to retire.  We wish you the best! The Office of the Counsel for Discipline investigates and prosecutes violations of the […]

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Being An Effective Witness In Your Case

Being an effective witness in your case can be very difficult.  However, as a witness, your voice is the one the judge or jury will rely upon to tell the story, so you need to be prepared.  1.  Tell the  Truth:  Pause if you need to when considering the response, but do not say anything […]

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SCOTUS Expands Police Power to Conduct Warrantless Search of Homes …

On February 25, 2014 the Supreme Court of the United States expanded police power to conduct warrantless searches of homes. Fernandez v. California, 571 U.S. __ (2014).  The Court held that were consent to search is obtained by one occupant well after another occupant had been removed from the home, police can search the home without […]

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Power of Attorney: How soon do you need one?

About once a month, we get a phone call that starts like this:  “My father is in the hospital and the doctors have told us we need a power of attorney so we can make decisions for him.  Is that something you do?” My response is, “Sure we do.  Is there a convenient time that […]

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Reagan, Melton & Delaney, L.L.P. welcomes their new associate attorney …

The firm of Reagan, Melton & Delaney, L.L.P. would like to welcome and introduce their new associate attorney, A. Bree Robbins, to the firm. Bree graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in May 2013 and was admitted to practice in the State of Nebraska in the fall of 2013.   Bree joined […]

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Did you know…

Did you know that it is very important to obtain the Court’s permission before you initiate any substantial and material changes in matters where the court has jurisdiction?  For example, in custody, guardianship, juvenile court,  and criminal law matters it is important to obtain a Court order before permanently leaving the State of Nebraska and it is […]

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