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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Contracts and Estate Planning for Nebraska on
Q: Should the estate Atty (executor) provide a periodic accounting of legal costs to the beneficiaries? it’s been 9 months.

We’ve sent written requests for accounting of legal fees and asked in person. I once asked what the typical cost of an estate this size (3M) runs. Initially he said 20-25K, a month later I asked again and he said 40-45K. We’ve received nothing in writing regarding legal fees. I asked why the... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jan 6, 2022

Someone likely entered into a fee agreement with the attorney. The fee agreement likely sets forth how often the attorney will send an updated accounting. You should ask and expect the attorney to generally follow the terms of this agreement.

There should be an accounting of fees...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: What fees and deposits are landlords allowed to charge for pets in Nebraska?

I’m trying to rent a new apartment in Nebraska. The listed rent price is $745/month. The deposit is $500 and they said they’d charge a $200 refundable pet deposit but now the lease agreement they sent me states they will charge $183 for the refundable pet deposit plus an additional $217... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jan 6, 2022

Nebraska Legal Aid has a handbook that has some general information regarding landlord/tenant rules that you may want to review before speaking with an attorney about your specific information.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: How long do I have to invoice a consumer for my service?

I was reviewing accounts and realized I never invoiced a consumer for my services. A year has passed since the services, are they still legally bound to pay me?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Sep 21, 2021

Depending on the facts, you are still likely within the statute of limitations to collect the debt. Call the customer and explain the mistake. The customer shouldn't expect to get a free service when there was an agreement to pay. You may also need to talk with your tax professional to find... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: Can a contractor circumvent the law by forcing the property owner to sign a contract that tells them to.

In Nebraska, the law is that a contractor must place a fence 14 inches from any utility lines. If a contractor places a provision in the contract with the land owner that the land owner will be liable for any damage to utility lines as a result of the land owner asking for less than a 14 inch... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Apr 7, 2020

Unless the State is part of the agreement, a private agreement between parties that they won't follow the law doesn't make the law unenforceable. That being said, it is allowed in certain circumstances for parties to contract for one party to indemnify the other party for costs... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Business Law and Internet Law for Nebraska on
Q: i have been defrauded by a contractor , how do get him prosecuted, as even when i win in small claims he won't have pay

i have a signed contract to paint my house w/$2850 down in 11/28/18 in 7/29/19 in the witness of a police officer he refused to even"Start"

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Nov 18, 2019

If you have been defrauded by a contractor, you should contact the non-emergency law enforcement phone number and file a police report and/or contact the county attorney's office to report the crime. They will likely want supporting documentation of the fraud, so you will want to provide a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: Hello... I'm looking for West's Texas Digest full volume set. Have an idea where I can find a hard copy somewhere?

I'm not for sure which reporter it is under. But all "contracts", designed by John B. West in his "West American Digest System" in the mid 1800s, and developed by "West Publishing" to organize the entire body of American Law.

For instance, I have... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Sep 2, 2019

Contact West Publishing? Amazon? E-bay?

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Juvenile Law for Nebraska on
Q: At what age do signers of a contract need to be in the state of Nebraska for the contract to be considered legitimate?

I was 18 when I agreed to the terms of a contract with an internet and phone company in Nebraska. I incurred debt with them and wonder whether or not I am legally responsible for upholding the contract I signed at the age of 18.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 9, 2019

Google Nebraska age of consent or age of majority.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: It's an oral agreement on the sale price valid?

There was a car for sale that my daughter's friend wanted to purchase, seller said he would like $700

So the friend sold his motorcycle for the money to purchase the vehicle, then seller asked for more money. There are several witnesses to the fact, as others have also inquired about... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 11, 2015

Oral agreements can be valid in many situations, but if the person doesn't perform you have to sue to enforce and there is often disputed testimony about the agreement. Check with a local lawyer about your rights and options. A letter from a lawyer may be helpful.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: How do I cancel a contract for roofing that was signed yesterday?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on May 29, 2015

Review the contract to see whether and how it can be cancelled. A Nebraska contract lawyer can help you determine this and whether your contract has a cooling off period.

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