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Divorcing when you share a business

It is not uncommon for couples in Nebraska to go into business together. Some people even meet through work and may then choose to start their own company as they pursue their personal relationship at the same time. Whether a business was created before or after a couple got married, when the marriage breaks down, it is decision time for the co-owners and soon-to-be former spouses.

As recommended by MarketWatch, these situations can be made simpler if the couple takes the right steps ahead of time. There are several tools that may help to outline provisions for a business in the event of a divorce. These things may also help in case one spouse dies or one person simply chooses not to co-own the business anymore and to pursue other professional endeavors. A prenuptial agreement or a postnuptial agreement are two things couples could consider creating that would allow them to identify plans for a business if a marriage ends.

What are common paths to residency?

As someone from out of the country who aims to live in Nebraska, there are many options for you regarding how to get here. Monzón, Guerra & Associates, attorneys at law, will be able to help you examine which paths are most feasible for you, and which options will benefit you the most greatly.

There are numerous different paths to residency, each suiting a different situation, lifestyle, and needs. For example, you can apply for family-based immigration if you have a sibling, parent, child, or spouse who is already a resident in the U.S. Business-based immigration, on the other hand, is a more suitable path if you just intend to be in the country for business-related affairs, such as working for an international company.

Don't ruin your back-to-college experience with a DUI

August will soon draw to a close. College students will soon return to their college campuses. Whether you are headed out of state or are returning to your Nebraska college or university, you will probably soon encounter alcohol. Many college students feel pressure to drink and drive, but this is a foolhardy and deadly mistake. In addition to putting yourself and your friends at risk, you may incur a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). Before you return to college for the fall semester, you should know a few important facts about drinking and driving in college.

What's the difference between family and business immigration?

When considering your immigration options in regard to Nebraska, there are two primary categories: business and family. MozÓn, Guerra & Associates, attorneys at law, will help you determine the difference between each so you can decide which is best for your situation.

If you're looking into business immigration, it's likely because you're involved in a business opening within the United States that needs to bring workers in from overseas, or you are an overseas worker yourself who is intending on working in another country. Many times, these non-immigrant visas only last for a certain number of years. Some people may plan on staying in their new country for just a year or two. However, there are instances in which your work stay may be extended and you could be there for much longer.

Pitfalls of social media use during divorce

When getting a divorce, many people in Nebraska might understandably look to strengthen connections with friends and family members. This might even include increasing communications on social media platforms. However, it is wise for divorcing spouses to take a cautious approach to what they post on these sites both during and after their divorce.

As explained by Prevention magazine, the cardinal rule of never saying anything negative about the other spouse and parent in front of the children holds true on social media. Children who have their own social media sites can all too easily see and read their parents' posts.

Issues that make drinking at Nebraska colleges so popular

Whether you've just finished your freshman year at a Nebraska college or if you are close to earning your degree, you have likely participated in the college nightlife scene. Alcohol consumption is rampant at many colleges. 

If you make responsible choices, drinking alcohol in college shouldn't be a problem. That doesn't negate the fact that a lot of people who drink in college are legally underage and those of legal drinking age often get into trouble when things get out of hand. There are support networks in place to help you overcome a substance abuse problem if you have one, as well as to provide support if you face criminal charges. To avoid problems, it helps to understand why college kids drink in the first place. 

Path to reunification remains unclear

People in Nebraska who have been watching the developments of the recent wave of immigration efforts by the current government administration have reason to be concerned. The United States positions itself as a leader in human rights across the globe yet it has led the way in taking more than 2,500 children from their parents. This is due to a policy referred to as zero tolerance for immigrants coming into the country illegally, specifically when crossing the border from Mexico.

While the practice of taking children away from their mothers and fathers has ceased, it has left in its wake a trail of problems including how and when these children will ever be reunited with their parents. A federal judge originally ordered this reunification to happen with a set timetable as reported by Think Progress. For any child four years old and younger, the government had two weeks to return them to a parent. For children over four, the timeline was extended by 16 days.

Man arrested after altercation on freeway

People in Nebraska know that when they are driving their cars they should always be aware of how other drivers might respond to situations or actions. It is also important that everyone drive safely and follow the basic traffic laws to help minimize accidents from happening. In some situations, one driver might become impatient with another and this may trigger an unfortunate series of events.

On the Fourth of July along a stretch of Interstate 80 at about the 20 mile marker point, some people in a minivan were apparently annoyed with another driver's speed through a construction zone. The report from 1011 Now does not state what the posted speed limit was through the contstruction area where the freeway traffic was reduced to one lane but the small passenger car is said to have been driving at 45 miles per hour.

Avoid drunk driving in your Nebraska college town

The last thing you need while trying to make the grade in college is to call home and tell your family that a police officer arrested you and that you're facing drunk driving charges. Not only might your family be disappointed to hear such news, your college career could be at risk as well, especially if you attend a school where you signed an honor code agreement, promising not to consume alcohol on or off campus.

Even if your Nebraska college allows alcohol on campus, things would likely get a lot worse before they'd get better if police accuse you of DUI. Failing a college exam may impede your journey toward a diploma; failing a field sobriety test may get you kicked out of school and placed behind bars. Just as it's easier to score well on an academic test if you study hard, you may be able to avoid alcohol-related legal problems by arming yourself with information before your next party.

Business ownership and divorce

For many people in Nebraska who own and operate a business with their spouse, the ability to work together for the common family good with a trusted partner can be extremely rewarding. However, when the personal relationship between the owners goes south, the health and future of the business may be in jeopardy if the owners do not proactively make a plan on what to do with the business if they get divorced.

As explained by Forbes, there are generally three options for divorcing business partners. Perhaps the one many may think of as the most common is for one spouse to keep the business and the other spouse moves on. In this case, the spouse who leaves the business might either receive a sum of cash from the remaining owner or other marital assets in exchange for letting their former spouse keep the company.

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