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Koenig|Dunne
Omaha, NE
Interests: DISCLAIMER: This blog is a public resource of general information, and is intended, but not promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete and up-to-date. It is not intended to be a source of advertising, solicitation, or legal advice. You should not consider this information to be an invitation for an attorney-client relationship and should not rely on the information provided. You should always seek the advice of counsel in your state or jurisdiction.
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To initiate a divorce, you must file a complaint for dissolution of marriage. The complaint is a legal document filed with the Clerk of the District Court. It sets forth facts and asks the judge to make certain orders. To proceed with your case, you need to notify your spouse... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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I laughed out loud more than once while Sasha opened gifts at her baby shower. “Thank goodness you gave a toy, otherwise the baby would only have boxes to play in!” “Will this baby nighttime sound machine drown out the crying?” “Will I get to wear sleep sacs to bed,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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The Nebraska Child Support Guidelines recognizes that both parents have an equal duty to provide financial support to their children in proportion to their respective net incomes. There are three main types of financial support for children that will be addressed in a divorce. Child support Childcare expenses, which are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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I get nervous just thinking about it - all of my co-workers rating me in all areas of my professional performance. Do I keep my promises? Do I approach my work with enthusiasm? Do I listen without interrupting? This past week I found myself reflecting on how this exercise may... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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How long will my divorce take? This is one of the most common questions during an initial consultation. There are many unknowns during the divorce process and the ultimate timeline for the completion of a divorce is one of them. The earliest timeframe in which you can complete your divorce... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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He is free-spirited. He is spontaneous. He doesn’t use his calendar to track activities. He lives his life with confidence that the next step forward will take him where he needs to be – wherever that may be. His thoughts are mostly the after kind. She is organized. She is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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Whether a court has power to hear and rule on a divorce depends on the residency of at least one of the spouses. That is, has one of the spouses lived in Nebraska for more than one year with the intention of making Nebraska his or her permanent home? How... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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You are looking at the ceiling of the inside of the ambulance as a mysterious sharp pain pulses in your abdomen. Last you remember, you were playing with your kids at your seven-year-old daughter’s birthday party. Your ex-husband had actually decided to come this year and even brought the chocolate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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We nearly broke into a run when we first spied it. The wind whipped through our hair and the telltale smell of fire-faded driftwood blew through our bodies. After awkwardly walking through the dry shifting sand, we reached the stable ocean line where the waves tickled our toes - easily... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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In a divorce, it’s likely your marital home is one of the most valuable assets you and your spouse own. Regardless of which spouse keeps the home, the equity in the home will need to be divided. Equity is the difference between the value of the home and the amount... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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There is a place in the upper Northwest corner of our country that is filled with magic. I seek annual refuge in this place to clear my mind by breathing the salt filled air and watching the ebb and flow of the ocean tide. My favorite place on Earth is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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Communications between you and your lawyer are protected by one of your rights known as the attorney-client privilege. The purpose of the attorney-client privilege is to encourage you to disclose all relevant information related to your case to your attorney by protecting certain disclosures from being revealed at a hearing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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My girls are having a magical summer. It has included a trip to Mexico with their dad, stepmom, and stepbrother to celebrate his high school graduation. Then they hit the water slides in the Wisconsin Dells with me for our annual family vacation with my parents, my sister and her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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I watched the news in disbelief. A 10 year old St. Cecilia student drown. He was a classmate and friend to my daughter, Sophia. I knew him from the time spent over the years teaching Junior Achievement in their classrooms. He was well-liked, quiet, and humble. My heart started to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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There is a distinct difference between a restraining order and a domestic violence protection order in a divorce case. Restraining orders and protection orders are both court orders that direct a person to engage or not engage in certain behavior. A restraining order may be issued in a divorce case... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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You walk out of your house in the morning to find that your vehicle is not in the driveway. You look again, discovering that it has not suddenly reappeared. Bewildered, a multitude of thoughts rush through your head. Was it stolen? Did it get repossessed? How will I get to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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I have a regretful confession. I nearly forgot my dad on Father’s Day this past Sunday. Father’s Day was sandwiched between coming home from a week long family vacation on Saturday and dropping my daughters off to camp on Sunday afternoon. While I was doing parenting pirouettes with laundry in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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The Nebraska Parenting Act requires all parents involved in a legal action regarding custody or parenting time to have a parenting plan. A parenting plan is a document that details how you and the other parent will parent your child upon divorce or separation. To finalize a parenting plan, you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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I have a confession… I have a Disneyland Dad. I have a dad who is not called Grandpa by my girls, but Funpa. I have a dad who takes my girls bowling and to Funplex and makes adventure out of everything. I have a dad who introduced my girls to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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If an order has been entered that awards you child support and the other parent is behind by at least one full month in the child support payments, it is possible to pursue an enforcement action to collect the past-due child support. In Nebraska, most counties have designated the county... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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It is absolutely the perfect car for her. An adorable yellow bug named Daisy May with a cute little flower in the dash. Now, to teach her how to drive it. My soon-to-be sixteen year old has been through a driver’s education course; unfortunately, they don’t offer a companion class... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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photo credit: Anna, age 13 This glorious view was that of my daughters last week while they vacationed in Mexico with their dad. They sunk their toes into the sand, tasted their first virgin pina coladas, and zip lined away their fears of heights. I lived vicariously through them with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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The Nebraska Parenting Act requires any parent involved in a court case regarding child custody, such as a divorce, legal separation, paternity action, or modification of custody action, to create a parenting plan for the court’s approval. A parenting plan is an agreement or court order that sets forth both... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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I encouraged her more times than I can count to collect all of the items from my house she would want or need for her trip to Mexico the following week with her dad. The day she was leaving my house I ran through a mental checklist with her. Swimsuit?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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What is a deposition? A deposition is the asking and answering of questions under oath, outside of the courtroom, in the presence of a court reporter. You will be “sworn in” and asked a number of questions by the attorney for the opposing party. Your attorney may ask you a... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Doing Divorce