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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Nebraska on
Q: Is this even legal? What options do we have available.

I live in Nebraska. Where I live has 76 condo units. My family amongst us owns 6 of them. 2 are owner occupied the remaining 4 are rentals. Of the 76 units 25 are non-owner occupied with most being rented to the owners family members. The association is now trying to add wording to our bylaws that... Read more »

James Polack
James Polack answered on Feb 4, 2020

You have stated there are 76 condo units. I would not be able to give any opinions without doing a conflict of interest check first. Based on your family's ownership of multiple units, I suggest you make an actual office appointment with an attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Collections and Small Claims for Nebraska on
Q: How do I recover money paid to a contractor who never finished the job? My elderly uncle prepaid for tree removal.

My uncle is too trustworthy and didn't ask for a receipt. I have several texts from the contractor stating that he'd be over to finish the job and we have my uncle's bank statement showing a large cash withdrawal (which he never does) and of course we still have the tree standing.... Read more »

James Polack
James Polack answered on Jan 26, 2020

You might consider Small Claims Court.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Collections for Nebraska on
Q: I owe $7000 for damage in an auto accident. Told the collection agency I can pay $100 per month. All I can afford.

As long as I am giving them something, they gave to accept it. Is this correct?

James Polack
James Polack answered on Jan 9, 2020

Under Nebraska law the insurer or their collection agency can sue you for the $7,000. If they get a judgment they can typically garnish 25 percent of your wages if you are not head of household, 15 percent if you are head of household, and they can garnish 100 percent of your bank account unless... Read more »

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