Are you dreaming of starting your own business in Nebraska soon but struggling with a shoe-string budget? Learn more about the Entrepreneurship Clinic at UNL’s Nebraska College of Law.  The clinic provides legal counsel to startup business clients to assist with preliminary legal issues. According to the Clinic’s website: The scope of the Clinic’s work will be…

Nebraska Home Selling Process After the Great Recession, a lot of homeowners are still challenged to find sufficient equity in their home. The temptation is great to “cut out the middle man” and try to sell a home without a Realtor.  If done properly, a Nebraska homeowner can sell a home “for sale by owner”…

“Legalese,” the Plain English Movement and Good Drafting Contract law is the foundation of business. Unfortunately, many lawyers draft contracts in “Legalese” – they fill their documents with archaic terms, redundancies, awkward phrases, ambiguities, and worthless boilerplate. This increases the likelihood of misunderstandings and decreases the productivity of everyone associated with the transaction. Moreover, the…

When a couple is contemplating marriage in Nebraska, it makes sense to consider getting advice from a prenuptial agreement lawyer. Is a premarital agreement enforceable in Nebraska? Nebraska statutes and case law address the enforceability of prenuptial agreements (sometimes called “antenuptial agreements” or a “prenup”).  If you want to make sure that your prenup will…

Are there still fiduciary duties  in a family owned or “closely held” business in Nebraska? Are they different or relaxed because the stockholders all happen to be related to management? The answer is yes, there are fiduciary obligations, and no, they are not different or relaxed. The law does not distinguish between fiduciary duties applicable to a…

Owning a home in Nebraska brings the property rights that merely renting a home does not.  But those property rights in most communities are restricted to a degree by the ordinances of the city or county or the covenants that may have been recorded by a homeowner association. The news reported on a homeowner in…

A Nebraska HOA attorney can decipher the many rules and regulations that go with owning a home in a newer neighborhood in Nebraska. When people buy a house in a new subdivision, condominium, or co-op, they generally become a mandatory member of a homeowners’ association (HOA) or condominium owners association. The property owner association’s members include anyone who owns lots or homes in the same…

It is important for all unwed parents to establish legal paternity, develop a parenting plan, and develop support obligations. This is not just something that should be done for parents who are no longer together or who can’t agree on parenting time and support. It is something all unwed parents should do. Taking these legal…

How do you pronounce the word “lien”? Attorney Ben Thompson has published an article providing a general overview of liens, including types of liens, sources of liens, and methods for enforcing liens. It also takes the position that “lien” should be pronounced with one syllable, not two.  The articles is published in the May/June 2012 issue of The Nebraska…

Perhaps you have heard a story about an employee that has embezzled from a company.  Some may shake their heads in disgust and then shrug it off thinking that it will not happen to their company.  Others may hope that it never happens to their company, but take no steps to prevent it from happening. …

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