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What’s happening at Jacobsen Orr? Check in here for firm news, as well as insights from our attorneys into legal trends and key local and national issues that affect our practice areas.

Your Estate Plan Should Address Digital Assets

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 1:15 PM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
So many aspects of our lives are managed online over multiple accounts. As a result, state laws have had to catch up with how we oversee our online accounts in life and particularly after death. The good news—Nebraska adopted the Revised Unif...Read More
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BLOG: The Nebraska Family Visitation Act

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 12:19 PM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
Co-authored by: Jayme Krejci, law clerk As our loved ones age or become dependent on caregivers to live their daily lives, others may be appointed or in charge of their care, such as a guardian, health care power of attorney, or nursing home.  ...Read More
Posted in: Family

BLOG: 2019 Buffalo County Property Valuation & Protest

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:53 AM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
It’s that time of year again—property tax protest time.  You may have already received a yellow postcard in your mailbox notifying you that the value of your home and/or real estate has been raised, meaning the amount of taxes you wi...Read More
Posted in: Real Estate, General Law

Jacobsen Orr Supports Leadership Kearney

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 8:55 AM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
Jacobsen Orr sponsored lunch for the Adult & Youth Leadership Kearney sections during the program’s Arts, Culture, & Recreation Day on February 13, 2019.    Leadership Kearney is an organization created to identify, edu...Read More
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Jacobsen Orr Attorneys Honored as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11:20 AM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
Jacobsen Orr is pleased to announce that 5 of our attorneys have been named to the Nebraska Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists.  No more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected as Super Lawyers.  Jacobsen Orr attorneys included ...Read More
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BLOG: You Just Obtained New Privacy Rights: How Our Nation’s High Court Decided Carpenter v. United States

Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 12:13 PM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
On Friday, June 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5–4 decision that law enforcement must generally get a warrant in order to obtain an individual’s cell site location information. This blog explains the Carpenter v. Uni...Read More
Posted in: Litigation, Criminal

BLOG: 2018 Buffalo County Property Valuation and Protest

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:10 AM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
Want the good news or the bad news first?  Alright, good news first: June looks like it will continue to bring us seasonal and thankfully, warmer weather.  Bad news, you may receive a dreaded yellow postcard in your mailbox—a property...Read More
Posted in: Business, Real Estate

Herrmann and Chrisp Present at NPERS Retirement Seminar

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 7:03 AM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
On March 15, 2018, attorneys Justin R. Herrmann and Elizabeth J. Chrisp presented on estate planning topics at a retirement seminar for members of the Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Systems (“NPERS”).  Mr. Herrmann and Ms. Chri...Read More
Posted in: Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: 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 Klingelhoefer
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

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

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8:36 AM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
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