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Mary Kay Hansen

Lincoln Social Security Lawyers.

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  1. Im going to court for a divorce from my wife in which she wants the divorce.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mary Kay Hansen
    2. Brendan Michael Kelly
    2 lawyer answers

    The Court is a Court of equity and is suppose to treat both parties fairly. However if you do not present the information neede so the Court can make a fair desicion you are at risk. Educate yourself and get an attorney if you can. Attorney Susan Koenig has a helpful book thar we share with mediation clients: "Divorce in Nebraske" we also suggest you check out the following resources: http://www.mkhansenlaw.com/Resources-Mediation.shtml

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  2. If my ex gets awarded SSDI, will the pmts for our 13 yr old son go to my ex or directly to my son (my ex only has visitation)

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mary Kay Hansen
    2. Brendan Michael Kelly
    2 lawyer answers

    The parent who has physical custody of the child is typically made payee for the child. If your child’s father support the stepchild the child dependent benefit will likely be divided between the children. The child benefit, if applicable (not all cases have a child benefit) will be approximately 50% of the disabled parents benefits and that sum is divided equally between all of the eligible children. Contact the local Social Security office so you are on the records as the child’s payee. Child...

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  3. Im in nebraska. husband and i thinking of divorce. hes keeping the kid.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Ashley Lee Albertsen
    3. Mary Kay Hansen
    4. Brendan Michael Kelly
    4 lawyer answers

    You certainly need assistance and it sounds as if you may be eleigible for help via Legal Aid. There is a link to Legal Aid's on-line application for services on the mediation resource page of my website: http://www.mkhansenlaw.com. On that same page there are links to the "do it yourself" divorce forms created by the Nebraska State Bar. Also check out the PDF on our Social Security resource page entitle Services for Those Facing a Challenge. This publication provides a comprehensive list of...

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  4. Am I responsible for bills that my husband accumulates while in the process of a divorce?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tregg Robert Lunn
    2. Mary Kay Hansen
    3. Brendan Michael Kelly
    4. John Naumovski
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes you could be for a variety of reasons. Although you may not have contracted to be responsible for the debts your husband occurred you could be held responsible as spouses can be held responsible for necessities and medical care may fall into that category. In addition, you are not divorced and the Court can (this does not mean it will - but it can) consider all bills incurred up until the date the Decree is entered as marital bills, so the bills you describe could be deemed marital.

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  5. I am in need of a probono lawyer/attorney to help me with my custody battle.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Tregg Robert Lunn
    3. Brendan Michael Kelly
    4. Mary Kay Hansen
    4 lawyer answers

    The need for pro bono family law attorneys is great and thus the it is hard to find one as the Bar Association simply has a very long list of people who need this type of help. Although there are many volunteer attorneys the need is great. Legal Aid assist in case such as these but not cases are eligible, here is a link to their website - http://www.legalaidofnebraska.com/

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  6. My boyfriends sons mother informed him that if u does not sign his rights away shes going to take further action!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Melissa Marie Oestmann
    2. Mary Kay Hansen
    2 lawyer answers

    You can not be forced to sign your rights to a child away. The Courts do not want to deny children the right to have a relationship with both parents. The child support threat is just that - a threat. The law determines child support on a formula not on the threats of a 3rd party. But bad and unfait things can happen if one ignores legal proceedings so your boyfriend should act upon his legal rights. We have a link to many resources that may be of help as a starting point: http://www....

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  7. I need help on getting emancipated.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mary Kay Hansen
    2. Brendan Michael Kelly
    2 lawyer answers

    There is a publication about reaching the age of Majority the the State Bar created. It addresses many issues relating to emancipation and guardianship, which may be of benefit to you. The link to the publication can be found here: http://www.mkhansenlaw.com/Resources-Social-Security.shtml

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  8. If I contributed to a 27 year marriage can that be stated or is it 50/50?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mary Kay Hansen
    2. Ashley Lee Albertsen
    3. Brendan Michael Kelly
    3 lawyer answers

    Under the legal principal of equitable distribution the division of marital debts and assets it to be fair and equitable. That often is a 50/50 division, but there are exceptions to the law and what is defined as a marital debt or asset. We have relevant resources re: the issue on our website: http://www.mkhansenlaw.com/Resources-Mediation.shtml. You may also want to read Divorce in Nebraska by Susan Koenig, J.D.

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  9. I want a default divorce. My ex lives in Berlin Germany. What are the rules to have the divorce papers served to him?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mary Kay Hansen
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2 lawyer answers

    Do have an attorney assist you. In many divorces in Nebraska divorce papers are not "served" on the other party, instead the spouse signs a Voluntary Appearance aknowledging he haserecieved the divorce papers and this document is filed with the District Court Clerk and the Voluntary Appearence does away with the need for "service".

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  10. Can i marry my girlfriend who is in this country illegally.Also,she was married in mexico.Does she have to divorce 1st to marry

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mary Kay Hansen
    2. Brendan Michael Kelly
    3. Mark Robert Barr
    3 lawyer answers

    If your girlfriend is already married she cannot enter into a valid marriage to you. A void marriage can cause you all kinds of problems so be very aware of this and do not take any course of action that could be fraud or perjury..

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