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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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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 12 hours ago 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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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
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Today is the last day of school for yet another school year that flew by in the blink of an eye. The last day of school signifies the end of another season. My girls and I look forward to the last day of school each year. To mark the fresh... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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Once the judge signs an order or decree that sets forth a child support obligation, the order/decree is then processed by the Clerk of the District Court. The Clerk’s office will then notify the Nebraska Child Support Payment Center (NCSPC) that a child support order has been entered. This process... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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“It is getting dark outside,” my son announces rather proudly. In a burst of energy, he takes off, sprinting in loops around our house. Bedtime nears and he is trying to outrun it. Eventually, my wife or I usher him to bed, his small but mighty footsteps echoing as he... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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I could see her choking down her hurt. He was determined not to let her see him wince across the table set for depositions. I observed a mixture of emotion fill up the space, even when words were silent. They occasionally glanced at each other when recalling details of their... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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A major component of a divorce in Nebraska is the division of the marital estate. The marital estate is comprised of the assets and debts acquired during the course of the marriage (except for property deemed non-marital). But how do you know which date to use to value the marital... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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I stayed in bed because I knew I was supposed to. I pretended to sleep through the whispered arguments and the clanking of dishes. I peeked out from under the covers to see her proudly carrying the cookie sheet with her Mother’s Day display. I successfully feigned waking up rested... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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One of the biggest decisions to be made during the divorce process is what will happen to the family home? This decision is more than just a legal one. It impacts both emotions and finances. Although there are many factors to consider, generally there two options for the home –... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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Today we are introducing a new blog series called Mindfulness Matters: Paying attention to your intentions can bring some calm and clarity to your legal action. This blog series helps you to get centered and find a more relaxed, healthy state of mind in the chaos that sometimes accompanies litigation.... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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I stared long and hard. The image seemingly becoming larger the longer I looked at it. I could feel my mood crumble as a grumble moved up to my mouth. “Are you kidding me?” I wanted to shout into the screen. hashtagcoparenting?? How about hashtaghard; hashtagcomplicated; hashtagtheoppositeofholdinghands. It was like... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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The marital estate includes all property, assets, debts, and liabilities acquired by the parties during the course of the marriage. The marital estate does not include property acquired through a gift or inheritance. Similarly, the marital estate does not include property acquired by one spouse before the marriage. If the... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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She wrote them all out: 42 reasons that she loved me, a gift for my 42nd birthday. Each reason was handwritten on a separate notecard. “When I tell you drama, you tell me the truth about what you think.” “You are okay with random Target runs.” “You pretend to not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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In Nebraska, child support is determined by the Nebraska Child Support Guidelines. The Guidelines are rules that the Nebraska courts use to determine which parent will pay child support and how much child support will be paid each month. The amount of child support ordered depends heavily on each parent’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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On an unseasonably warm December day, I hurry down the drive way to get to my ten-year old Honda CRV parked on the street in front of my house. I pull the keys out of my pocket to manually unlock the driver’s side door. The keyless entry stopped working over... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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There I am. Whirling and twirling amid bubbles on my 7th birthday in my peach party dress. Not a care in the world, perfectly present, and feeling loved and special in every way. I love this image. I love who I am in this moment. I refer to it often... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Doing Divorce
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One of the most common fears spouses have about an impending divorce is whether they will be required to pay alimony or if they will be eligible to receive alimony. In Nebraska there is not a specific calculation that can be used to plug in income, expenses, and length of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Doing Divorce