Retired Military Pay and Benefits In Divorce Proceedings

Like in any community, rumors and half-truths are common in the military.  An area where this is especially true is with the entitlement to retired pay and benefits as part of a divorce.  A practitioner with a divorce client from the military will likely face inaccurate assumptions from their clients when retirement pay is at issue.

My Previous Tenant Left His Personal Property Behind…What Do I Do?

My Previous Tenant Left His Personal Property Behind…What Do I Do?

Jack has been a long time tenant of residential property owned by Jill.  Over the years Jack has accumulated a lot of personal property and could be considered by some to be a rat pack.  Unfortunately Jack loses his job and can no longer afford the rent.  Unable to pay the rent, Jill is forced to file a lawsuit to evict Jack from the premises.  After Jack moves out Jill goes to the property to change the locks and re-take possession.  To her surprise, Jack did not remove all of his possession from the property. With new tenants expected to rent the property in a few weeks, what does Jill do with Jack’s possessions?

Can Step-Parents Get Custody in Divorce?

For many people these days, filling the role as stepparent is not an uncommon occurrence when getting married.  Many children come to know a non-biological parent as “Mom” or “Dad” and form a strong bond with these individuals.   Unfortunately, divorce happens. Which raises the question: What rights regarding the children does a stepparent have when he or she divorces the biological parent?   In Nebraska, the stepparent does have rights to visitation and can ask for custody in the divorce proceeding, but in only certain circumstances will their rights to custody trump those of the biological parent.