January 2019 Archives

What to do after a bar-room brawl

After being involved in a bar-room brawl in which threats were exchanged, blows were struck and people were (not seriously) injured, you may think you will face a misdemeanor with an accompanying fine and restitution to the establishment. You may be right.

Teens who share drugs can be charged with distribution

In Nebraska and throughout the United States, teens have shared recreational drugs with each other at parks, inside vehicles, and even inside homes for as long as people can remember. As communication technology has improved, this practice has only become easier. Alcohol and marijuana are shared the most often, but teen use of prescription drugs is on the rise. In some jurisdictions, teens who get caught sharing these substances can be charged as drug dealers.

Is drugged driving the new drunk driving?

Law enforcement, non-profit organizations and even schools are diligent in informing individuals about the harmful effects of drunk driving. But what about drugged driving? Many people are not aware of the rules of driving with drugs in one's system.

Divorce rates soar in January

Law offices have historically reported a sharp increase in divorce filings on the first Monday after the holiday season. The phenomenon, sometimes referred to as Divorce Day, might be due to a new sense of urgency among dissatisfied partners. The trend seems to exist in Nebraska and across the U.S., and it typically continues throughout the month of January.

Joint custody is often in the child's best interests

Divorce is tough on everyone involved. However, a separation can be especially difficult for the children. If the two parents can agree on a custody arrangement that is fair, the court will in most cases approve it. But if the couple walks into a Nebraska family law court seeking a decision from the judge, the overriding standard applied in arriving at a final order is the child's best interests.

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • American Association For Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar | Lex
  • ABA | Defending Liberty Persuing Justice
  • United States District Court

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