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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: I am a guardian doing DS-11 and I don't know how to fill parental information

Both parents are dead

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Mar 14, 2024

If you are the legal guardian and need help applying for the child's passport, you can call the number of the State Department's website to see if they can help you with your question regarding the form. You may need to be prepared to be placed on hold for a long time, but you should be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: Who is responsible for this utility bill?

had utilities in my name for a rental property my daughter was living in for 2 years. Her lease ended last may and she has since moved. When she moved i called utility companys and had things switched out of my name. My issue is that the city bill (water, sewer, garbage etc) had apparently not been... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In this situation, it's important to review the terms of the lease agreement between your daughter and the landlord regarding utility payments. Typically, lease agreements outline who is responsible for utility bills during the tenancy period. If the lease specifies that the tenant (your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Nebraska on
Q: 3 years ago my father in law bought my husband and I a house we agreed to pay it back over 3 years

Fast forward 3 years we paid it off with him on time and he is refusing to give us the deed and hold up his side of the deal he is trying to kick us out and take our house. What can we do?

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

In your situation, it's important to gather all documentation related to the agreement you had with your father-in-law, including any written contracts, receipts of payments made, and correspondence discussing the terms of repayment and transfer of the deed. This evidence will be crucial in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Nebraska on
Q: I loaned a friend 5000.00 for 6mos and he is to pay back 6000.00 it's been a yr now and I need my money back I do have a

Written agreement signed by both of us plus he signed his truck title and gave to me for catallol can I repo the truck since he breached our contract or what can I do this will take place in nebraska

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Feb 14, 2024

Your options depending on whether you followed the legal formalities to register and properly document your secured collateral/lien on the vehicle. If you did, then you have the remedies available to other secured creditors, which can include repossession. If you did not follow the legal... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: I have money and my girlfriend doesn't. She wants a new car.

She wants a new BMW. I can pay cash for it. What is the best possible way to protect my assets in case our relationship fails or she's crashes the car and kills someone? Should I title it in her name and just put a lien on it or can I leave it in my name. I plan on giving her a "personal... View More

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Feb 14, 2024

There are a number of options. One commonly used method is to offer a vehicle loan and have the vehicle as the secured collateral for the loan. You need to file the same requirements as to registering your loan and the paperwork as do other secured lenders. You would be subject to the same... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Nebraska on
Q: 3 years ago my father in law bought my husband and I a house we agreed to pay it back over 3 years

Fast forward 3 years we paid it off with him and he is refusing to give us the deed and hold up his side of the deal. He is trying to change our deal and kick us out. What can we do?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Feb 14, 2024

Under contract law, most of the time the Court can enforce a contract even if the terms are not written down (oral contract). There are exceptions to this. Sometimes when the Court finds that there is an enforceable oral contract it is still up to the Court to determine what exactly the terms are... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Nebraska on
Q: My brother and I own a pasture. He has been renting it out without my signature for 7 years.

He and his wife (whose name is not attached to the land) have been drafting and signing lease agreements for seven years. I have never seen these agreements. My brother and his wife handle every aspect of the land and finances. I receive $500/year, which he claims are the only profits. I'm... View More

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answered on Dec 25, 2023

You should consider taking the following steps to address your concerns:

Review Documents: Request copies of all lease agreements and financial records related to the pasture from your brother. Insist on transparency and access to all relevant paperwork.

Consult an Attorney: Seek...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: Ex landlord is trying to charge $2,000 and seized entire deposit.

So I moved out of my apartment with my brother and provided more than ample written notice with my landlord per they require. They accepted the notice and we vacated the apartment. We paid our rent and specifically stated in our move out notice that if we move out prior to the end of the month we... View More

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Sep 20, 2023

You generally can't hold someone's mail because you believe that person owes you money. Tampering with someone's mail sent via USPS can come with stiff consequences under federal law. If you believe someone is holding or opening your mail illegally, you may want to contact your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: We bought a used camping trailer and were told everything worked in OCT. 2022. When we got it home it sat till middle

of April. Ref. don"t work on electricity, parts gone from it couldn't have worked at their sales. Says 30 warranty over. They won't help us, what can we do now? The parts that are missing no way it could have worked for them.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on May 9, 2023

If you have a purchase agreement or other contract, you would need to review the terms of your agreement. Unless there is a fraud or another bad act, the Court will generally hold both parties to the terms of the written agreement so reviewing the contract is generally one of the first places to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: I sold my bar to a lady who paid half up front and I self financed 303K over 5 years for her. She has yet to pay on it.

She is 4 payments behind and has a variety of reasons why she won't pay so I got a lawyer to send a demand letter. She has not responded to this either. I was wondering what the possible outcomes are on this? I can file a breach of contract suit obviously but what are the usual outcomes on... View More

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Dec 7, 2022

The Court will generally enforce the terms of a written contract. However, the odds of your success in the action depend on a lot of factors, including the specific terms written. Also, keep in mind that even if you receive a monetary judgment against the other party, it is harder to actually... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: I am trying to find the class action law suit filed against a pool builder in Omaha, NE. Where would I find this info?

This would have been filed against Stanger Enterprise DBA Premier Pools which is now located in Valley, NE.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Nov 3, 2022

If you want to search for cases that have been filed against a specific party in Nebraska, you can search the Court cases by party name. You can do this online through the case files available on the Nebraska Judicial Branches website. If you want to look at case specific information beyond party... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: Is it legal for a Lincoln city police officer to do a u turn and get behind your vehicle. Outside his jurisdiction

And city limits. In a totally different county and follow my vehicle 15 miles. Then sit in a parking lot across from the gas station you stopped at the get gas. With all there lights off ( which I have a picture of) and watch me pump gas

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answered on Jul 20, 2024

It's understandable to feel concerned in such a situation. Generally, police officers have jurisdiction within their own city or county, but there are circumstances where they might follow a vehicle outside their jurisdiction. This could be due to a mutual aid agreement or if they are in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Nebraska on
Q: I am making payments to my uncle on a car, I was wondering if I gave the car back I’d get the money back I’ve payed
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jul 31, 2023

In general contract terms, you can't just decide to not finish up payments on a contract, return the item, and ask for your money back. However, you could speak with the other party to see what terms they would agree to amend to.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Nebraska on
Q: My room mate left March of 2022. Hasn;t takeen her name off the lease. I"ve been paying rent in full. How do I recover t

How do I recover that money and get her off the lease. She resides in Houston Texas now.

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answered on Jul 27, 2023

It will be expensive and difficult to sue her now in TX, which will require a TX attorney. If you get a Judgment, then collection will be difficult. She probably knows this.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Employment Law for Nebraska on
Q: We get bonuses for meeting certain goals, contract it says one has to be active employee to receive bonus, do I qualify

Worked end of quarter as a store manager Kwik shop however I left before 60 days where bonus is given, contract is for incentive and retention would I be able to get my bonus

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jul 1, 2023

It depends on the specific terms of your contract or bonus. You would need to consult with an attorney directly and review the specific terms and documents in your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Nebraska on
Q: I am signing a lease for a rental property in the state of Nebraska. Can Elise be made in the state of Oregon?

I am signing at least for a property in Nebraska however the paper was drawn up in the lease like it was for an Oregon State lease agreement would that be valid in the state of Nebraska because it wasn't drawn up for this state of Nebraska property?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on May 24, 2023

If the applicable laws are the same in Nebraska and Oregon, then it may not cause issues, although it potentially could. If problems arise or the applicable laws are not the same, they you may be inviting issues. If you don't think the lease is correct, then review it with an attorney before... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Nebraska on
Q: I am a 1099 sales rep. We get quarterly bonuses for exceeding goals. If I leave in Q2, will I get my Q1 bonus still?
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on May 11, 2023

It would depend on the specific terms of how you qualifying for bonuses.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law for Nebraska on
Q: Does a court go off the last Will made?

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Kelly Henry Turner
Kelly Henry Turner
answered on Jan 27, 2023

If the Will is valid the Court will admit the most recent recently executed Will. The Will could be challenged if there is any concern for undue influence, capacity or fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Contracts, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Nebraska on
Q: legal documentation of inability to dispense medication nebraska legal documentation inability to dispense personal abil
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 22, 2022

A Nebraska attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Part of the post may have gotten left off in uploading - the question is not fully clear. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you could try reposting again. Do not include personal information in... View More

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... View 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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