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2017 Buffalo County Property Valuation and Protest

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7:41 AM by Kane Ramsey
It’s that time of year again, property tax change notifications have been issued and generated considerable buzz in Kearney and the surrounding areas. Owners of Buffalo County real estate have begun expressing concerns about the valuation of th...Read More
Posted in: Real Estate

Custody Considerations: Even if there are communication barriers between parents, it does not mean an automatic denial of more parenting time.

Posted on Monday, May 08, 2017 at 3:00 PM by Nicole Mailahn
Unfortunately, many custody cases get ugly, but often times the “ugliness” does not relate to the actual parenting of the children.  Often times during a contested custody matter, communication between the parties become very limited...Read More
Posted in: Family

Does Your Home or Residential Property Have Enough Carbon Monoxide Detectors? The New Law You Should Know About

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:37 AM by Elizabeth Chrisp
Nebraska’s Carbon Monoxide Safety Act (“the Act”) became effective on January 1, 2017, and requires the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in various homes that are sold, rented, or significantly renovated.[1]  Although ...Read More
Posted in: Business, Litigation, Real Estate

Cultivating Your Farmland and Your Farmland Opportunities

Posted on Friday, March 03, 2017 at 6:20 AM by Daniel Lindstrom
What does the future hold for your agricultural land or your ability to get more of it?  Our practice at Jacobsen Orr, by virtue of our presence at the epicenter of some of the best agricultural land in the world, deals with farmland and ranchl...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Attention Parents: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Minor Children

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2017 at 8:36 AM by Elizabeth Chrisp
As a new parent, I quickly learned that there are a multitude of things that parents worry about and estate planning is not at the top of the list.  Having a will that names a guardian for your minor children and establishes a testamentary trust...Read More
Posted in: Family, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act: The New Act For Corporations In Nebraska

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:52 AM by Justin Sheldon
At midnight on December 31, 2016, the Business Corporation Act (the “Old Act”) will be repealed and replaced with the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act (the “New Act”).  As a current Nebraska corporation or foreign ...Read More
Posted in: Business, Employment

Hold Your Horses: Federal Court Halts Enactment Of The New FLSA Overtime Rules

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 12:07 PM by Ryan Carson
In May, we issued a blog discussing sweeping changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime requirements.  Click here to read our previous post. As a recap, soon to be former President Obama instructed the Department of L...Read More
Posted in: Business, Employment, Workers’ Compensation

Bring your guns to work—or not? Part 2

Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at 6:42 AM by Nicholas Norton
In Part one of this article, I set forth the basic provisions related to the intersection of individual concealed carry rights and the ability of employers to regulate their workplace. To recap, holders of a concealed carry permit are entitled to car...Read More
Posted in: Business, Criminal, Employment, Workers’ Compensation

Nebraska Landlord Tenant Act: Termination of Rental Agreement Update

Posted on Monday, October 03, 2016 at 6:19 AM by Kane Ramsey
This past year, the Nebraska State Legislature approved an update to the Nebraska Landlord Tenant Act, which affected Neb. Rev. Stat. § 76-1431. This section has historically addressed a landlord’s rights when the tenant is noncompliant wi...Read More
Posted in: Business, Real Estate

When Do I Need to Update My Estate Plan?

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 12:27 PM by Justin Herrmann
It’s not uncommon for people to drag their feet when it comes to getting their estate plan in place.  Similarly, when estate planning documents finally do get executed, many people put the documents in a safe place, check estate planning o...Read More
Posted in: Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning