09.08.2020

Who Gets Alimony (Spousal Support)

Each generation, the courts have decreased the frequency in which they award alimony in divorce proceedings. This downward trend is directly related to the fact that, in the majority of Americans households, both spouses continually work throughout the duration of the marriage. If you reside in Nebraska, the law states the court may order payment […]


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09.03.2020

Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Distinguishing between an employee and an independent contractor lies on a thin line of control. The IRS defines this control by utilizing three categories: behavioral control, financial control, and the type of relationship. As an employee, an individual is entitled to certain benefits that an employer generally guarantees such as health care, pension plan, or […]


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09.03.2020

Personal Injury and Taxation

In today’s world, wherever you turn you may run into a tax – income tax, property tax, sales tax, gas tax…… and the list goes on. A question that needs to be answered for our personal injury clients is whether Uncle Sam wants his cut! Like many “law answers” — it depends.


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06.23.2020

Assault By Ex-Teacher: OPS Board to consider $625,000 settlement

Omaha World Herald, June 15, 2020 Assault By Ex-Teacher OPS Board to consider $625,000 settlement District’s insurance carrier would pay family of one of at least 6 students molested at Fontenelle Elementary The board of the Omaha Public Schools is set Monday to consider a $625,000 settlement with the family of a student assaulted by […]


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12.06.2017

Assault vs. Harassment

Politicians and sex scandals have been associated with the United States since its inception. (See Hamilton, the Broadway musical). However, the last few months there have been an extraordinary amount of allegations, apologies and confessions in politics as well as the entertainment industry. In the flurry of allegations, what has been lost is that much of the conduct alleged is actually criminal. There is a real difference between criminal sexual conduct and workplace sexual harassment.


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11.10.2017

How to Drain the Swamp

In the last presidential election, one of the rallying points for voters was President Trump’s desire to “drain the swamp.” The “swamp” is a metaphor for the bureaucracy of the federal government and the special interests that control our laws. President Trump never said how this goal would be accomplished, but one thing for sure is he has failed to use the one true vehicle to accomplish this goal — the United States Tax Code.


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09.22.2017

Bend the Knee

Due to the popular show Game of Thrones, the term “bend the knee” has made its way into public conversations. In the HBO show, the term is basically a submission and a pledge of loyalty to a king or queen. In the real world, the term “bend the knee” has also taken on new significance over the last year. Even if you are not a football fan you probably heard about professional football players kneeling during the National Anthem, which is played before a game is started.


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02.16.2017

Types of LLCs

The term used for an owner of an LLC is “member” and an LLC can have a single member or many members. The difference between the two is fairly obvious, but can be worth addressing. Generally a single member LLC will be managed by that single member, though it is entirely possible that the single member could chose to have a manager run the LLC instead. The single owner LLC generally operates much like a sole proprietorship with the owner exerting full control over the business.


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