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Alternatives To Stepparent Adoption

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In this blog, I will show you three different alternatives that you have to a stepparent adoption. If you're in the place where you really want to…

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Are Adult Stepparent Adoptions Allowed In Nebraska?

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Many families are eager to complete a stepparent adoption even after the child has become an adult.

However, surprisingly, my law office mostly receives calls from adult…

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Average Cost of a Will And Trust

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The cost of an estate plan in Nebraska varies greatly depending on how much property you own.

If you own a farm, or a few businesses and/or rental properties, your estate plan will cost more than the person…

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Can a Stepparent Adoption Be Reversed?!?

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I have had a few inquiries about stepparent adoption reversal and wanted to address those inquiries in this blog.

A stepparent adoption occurs when a stepparent adopts their stepchild. But what happens if a divorce occurs…

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Can My Fiance Adopt My Kid?

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Oftentimes, as families are excited about becoming a unit, they are thinking about the welfare of their children and the positive impact of a stepparent adoption.

One of the questions that are usually asked is "Can my fiance…

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Can you adopt an adult?

One of the most common questions I get asked is “Can you adopt an adult?”. It may seem strange to a lot of people, but in Nebraska, an adult may be adopted by another adult, so long as all of the statutory requirements are met.

Whether it is the 21 year old young woman who wants her stepmother to adopt her, or the stepfather who just never got around to adopting his stepchild and desires to do so after he/she has become an adult, there are various…

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Can You Do a Stepparent Adoption Yourself?

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Oftentimes, the cost of a stepparent adoption in Nebraska causes families to look…

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Can You Get A Tax Credit For Stepparent Adoption?

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For adoptions finalized in 2020, there is a federal adoption tax credit of up to $14,300 per child. The tax credit is NOT refundable, which means taxpayers can only use the credit if they have federal income tax…

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Child welfare in Nebraska

Nebraska's governor, Pete Ricketts is recommending some budget cuts to child welfare that will impact foster care in Nebraska. Child advocates all across the State have many concerns regarding the potential effects of these proposed budget cuts. One of the main concerns is the fact that the budget cuts will allow the Department of Health and Human Services to take over support for half of foster children who are placed with family members or people they know.…

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Considering Adoption? You need to know This…

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If you are considering adoption to grow your family, congratulations are in order! But with all the information out there, it can be hard to decide the next step to take. I made this video for families just like you to make the decision-making process easier (hopefully) and to clarify the difference between all the choices…

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