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Why women are more likely to divorce after a promotion

In the 1950s, only one out of three women were participating in the workforce, which meant the other two either maintained the household for their husbands or acted as stay-at-home mothers for their children.

The percentage has dramatically risen as working mothers are the standard, with over 70% of mothers working a fulltime position in 2018. It makes people wonder what happens when women start climbing the career ladders over their husbands?

In a Nebraska divorce, taking the high road has its benefits

Divorce is a trying, emotional time that leads some people to act in ways that are out of character. And that behavior can have negative consequences during the divorce process for Nebraskans.

A divorce turns your life upside down, of course. And you just might want to let your ex know what is on your mind. But letting the hurt take hold of you isn't recommended for your stress level, and it can harm your future.

Marriage red flags that led to divorce

Every marriage has its own challenges. Every divorce has its own reasons. You cannot assume things will go exactly the same for you as they did for anyone else.

Even so, looking at the red flags that other couples noticed prior to a divorce can help show you why it happens and that, in turn, may show you if it's going to happen to you. Below are just a few examples that couples reported:

  • They enjoyed spending time on their own more than they enjoyed spending it together. If your time with your spouse feels like an obligation, that's not how it should be.
  • They did not have the same attitudes when it came to parenting. If only one person does all of the work and the other focuses on themselves and ignores the children, that can lead to growing resentment.
  • The other person did not give them enough attention. When one person feels neglected, it can lead to them feeling unloved.
  • The other person would never apologize, even when it was warranted. If they have no remorse for their mistakes, it could mean they'll never change.
  • They did not share the load when it came to things like household chores and parenting. A marriage needs to be a partnership, or the person who is doing more of the work may decide they would be better off on their own.

2 important estate planning considerations for single parents

The Omaha region of Nebraska has its share of single parents, each of them dedicated to providing for their children's current and future needs. A great method of accomplishing this goal is estate planning. However, estate planning for single parents may look a bit different than it does in households with two parents.

Our attorneys have helped all types of families secure their legacies as well as their children's futures with careful estate planning. From our experience, we have identified two key areas single parents should not overlook. These areas include the following.

Why co-parents should agree on their kids' increased freedoms

One of the reasons that the preteen and teen years are so fraught with conflict for parents is that kids are seeking more freedom, responsibilities and privileges. Their wishes are often based on what their friends are allowed to do or at what age older siblings were allowed to do or have various things.

It's never easy for parents to decide when the time is right to let their children stay home alone, have their own cellphone, go to boy-girl parties and more. However, when parents are separated or divorced, these decisions are even more difficult.

What is ambient abuse?

Domestic violence often includes physical abuse. However, it's problematic to assume that people may not endure other types of abuse that do not appear as obvious from the outside. They do. One example is ambient abuse.

Ambient abuse focuses on creating a general atmosphere of stress and hostility. Examples of actions that can do this include:

  • Threatening to commit physical violence
  • Manipulating the other person
  • Eroding their self-confidence
  • Insulting them and putting them down
  • Making them feel isolated and alone
  • Saying that their feelings are not realistic or not valid
  • Playing mind games

Does your estate plan need to be tweaked?

All adults, no matter their means or age, should draft a basic estate plan. But that doesn't mean that the simple will that you signed at age 25 will serve you and your heirs in good stead two decades later.

In fact, it is advisable to review your estate plan every few years — and always after major life changes occur. Marriages, births, deaths, divorces, adoptions and even significant job status changes should all prompt an estate plan review.

What should you know about corporate liability in Nebraska?

If you've begun looking into setting up a small business, then you've likely found that there are many different ways for you to incorporate it here in Nebraska. Some of the more popular business formations that residents select are those that limit their owner's liability for their company's actions.

There are many ways that individuals can incorporate their business if they want to reduce their chance of having creditors claim their personal property and assets if something happens with their company.

How important is the wording of your parenting agreement?

Divorcing parents usually understand the importance of a carefully worded divorce decree and parenting plan -- but even the most detailed plan can make mistakes in wording that can have serious consequences. Sometimes, wording with a meaning that seems "obvious" to one parent will still leave plenty of room for the other parent to bend the agreement more to their liking.

Take, for example, a case that made it all the way to the Nebraska Supreme Court. A tiny lack of clarity in the couple's divorce decree led to a major disagreement that had to be litigated well after the divorce was over.

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