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Cost of Stepparent Adoption

The number one question I get asked when folks call my law office regarding a step-parent adoption is (drum roll please):

How Much Does it Cost to do a Step-parent adoption?

Sometimes, these folks have already called a couple of law offices before calling mine and have already received several quotes. Other times, they have received a quote from well-meaning people in their circle of influence.

The price that a lawyer in Nebraska charges to complete a step-parent…

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Estate Plan For Small Businesses

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How do you prepare your estate plan if you are a small business owner or own multiple businesses, small or big?

Oftentimes, when families are thinking about an estate plan, the focus is mainly on setting up a Will and Power of Attorneys, but their businesses often get…

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Fathers’ Rights In Stepparent Adoptions

The most frustrating part of the stepparent adoption process sometimes is understanding the rights of the absent biological parent, especially when the mother and father were never married.

Fortunately, or unfortunately (depending on what side of the adoption you are on), absent parents who were not married still have rights to their children and those rights are not taken away because they abandon their children.

Here are few scenarios to explain unmarried fathers' rights in stepparent adoptions in Nebraska:

Scenario 1: The father is listed on the…

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Foster Care Adoption Steps

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In this blog post, we’ll be going over the steps to take to adopt from foster care. According to the most recent federal data, there are over…

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Foster Care vs. Adoption

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So what is the difference between foster care and foster to adopt?

Well, foster care is basically when you're deciding that you want to be a safe home for children who are being taken away from their homes. The foster care system is basically set up…

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Foster Care: What You Should Know

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Foster care adoption is especially close to my heart because it provides a safe family for foster care children that might have been abused or neglected by their biological parents. My goal is to help you understand what to expect from foster parenting and for…

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Good News For Some Temporary Protective Status (TPS) Holders

The Ninth Circuit, which covers the states of Alaska, Arizona, California and Hawaii, has recently ruled in Ramirez v. Dougherty, C13-1236Z (W.D. WA, 2014), that some immigrants with TPS status can now apply for a green card.

What is TPS?

TPS is a temporary status given to immigrants who are not able to return to their home country due to devastation, war or other life-endangering circumstances. Countries currently designated for TPS include El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan,…

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How Do Child Support Cases Affect A Stepparent Adoption?

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How long does it take to adopt a child?

The length of time it takes to a adopt a child depends on the type of adoption that you are thinking about pursuing to enlarge your family. A stepparent adoption occurs when a stepparent adopts the child of his/her spouse. Most people who come to my office ask how long it will take to adopt their stepchild. The length of a stepparent adoption depends on a number of factors which include, but is not limited to, whether…

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How Long Does It Take To Prepare Your Estate Plan?

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Are you ready to start your estate plan, but wondering how much time it will take to prepare all of the documents needed?

The process to complete your estate plan documents is quicker and easier than you think. Here are the steps needed:

Step 1: Decide What You…

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