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3 arrested after Nebraska drug investigation

Authorities in Lincoln, Nebraska, have arrested three individuals on drug charges following an investigation that lasted for several months and involved at least a dozen undercover drug buys. The charges include possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and felon in possession of a firearm. Altogether, authorities confiscated 1 ounce of cocaine, 15.6 grams of cocaine and 3.5 pounds of methamphetamine, as well as a gun allegedly possessed unlawfully.

Law enforcement first arrested a 38-year-old man at a truck stop in Grand Island late last Tuesday evening. Allegedly, they discovered a handgun on him, along with approximately two pounds of meth. Upon obtaining a search warrant for his residence, authorities conducted a search which uncovered another 3.7 grams of meth and arrested a 21-year-old woman present at the location. Another search warrant for a different residential address resulted in the arrest of a 23-year-old woman who lives there. Law enforcement allegedly found 26.8 grams of suspected cocaine and 7.6 grams of heroin at the second location, in addition to 221 grams of suspected meth.

Is mediation the best way to settle your divorce?

Through divorce mediation, a divorcing couple is able to take full control by making decisions regarding the future. While success calls for negotiation and compromise, with the right approach both individuals will be satisfied with the end result of a settlement.

Divorce mediation can benefit any couple, especially those who have children together. If you find yourself in this position, you should learn more about mediation and the way the process typically unfolds in Nebraska.

What is parental interference and are there remedies for it?

After the finalization of your Nebraska divorce, there will undoubtedly be times when you or your ex is unable to meet the terms and conditions of your shared parenting agreement precisely. Maybe your son's dentist appointment ran over time and you could not drop him off until an hour later than what the parenting plan specifies. Maybe your daughter went for ice-cream with friends after school and your ex brought her by as soon as she got home. The courts expect and allow for interferences such as these, as they are out of either parent's control. However, what the courts do not allow is intentional interference with parenting time by either one of the parents.

According to FindLaw, parental interference occurs when one parent actively disrupts the other's scheduled time with the child. Depending on the extent of the interference, the courts may treat the offense as a criminal or civil matter.

IIP eligibility after a DUI

Among the many concerns that a driver in Nebraska is likely to have after an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol is whether or not they will lose the right to drive for a period of time. For many people, the ability to drive is directly linked to their ability to get to and from work and, therefore, to support themslves and maybe even their family as well. It is no wonder, then, that driving privileges after a DUI evoke a lot of concern.

In Nebraska, a driver who has been convicted of a drunk driving offense might indeed be ordered to surrender their driver's license for some time. However, some people will be able to reinstate their driving privileges thanks to the ignition interlock permit program. As explained by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, an IIP is allows a person to drive if they install and use an ignition interlock device.

How can you get the child support you deserve?

In Nebraska, parents who are court ordered to pay child support must make these payments or risk going against the law. Unfortunately, that incentive isn't always enough to spur a parent into paying. What can you do if you are getting shortchanged out of the child support you rightfully deserve?

FindLaw takes a look at different tactics used for the enforcement of child support, which can change depending on your unique situation or the laws of your particular state, city, or county. They state that while it's possible to threaten a non-paying parent with jail time, this is generally used as a last resort due to the fact that a parent won't be able to earn money in order to make child support payments if they are in custody.

How can I get treatment for alcohol addiction?

If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Nebraska, your problems most likely extend beyond the legal. Alcohol addiction has many different components, on of which is run-ins with the law. People may also experience problems with interpersonal relationships, as well as issues with work life. Getting treatment is crucial in this case, and Very Well Mind explains some of your options.

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These 5 rules of co-parenting will ease tension

When it comes to co-parenting, many people find that the worst part is the tension between them and their ex-spouse. There may not be any way to completely eliminate this, but there are steps you can take to ease the tension to provide your children with the environment they need to thrive.

Here are five rules of co-parenting to keep in mind:

  • Realize that it's not all about you: In addition to putting your children first, think about the way your ex-spouse is feeling. This approach gives you the ability to make more informed and courteous decisions.
  • Remain flexible: You want to follow your parenting agreement, but, at the same time, flexibility is a key to co-parenting success. For example, if your ex-spouse asks to change the day they visit with their children this week, don't fight back if you can make it work with your schedule.
  • Don't argue about everything: With co-parenting, there are going to be times when you argue. No matter how hard you try, there's no way around this. However, you don't want to turn everything into an argument. Disagreements are fine, as long as they don't turn into serious battles.
  • Communication is key: Even if you had a messy divorce, you still need to communicate with your ex when co-parenting. You don't have to do this face to face. You don't even need to do it over the phone. If text message and email work best for you, there's nothing wrong with using it to stay in touch. It may be impersonal, but that's okay given the circumstances.
  • Don't get in the way: There will be times when you feel poorly when your children are spending time with your ex. This may lead you to get in the way, such as by calling or texting your child. Resist the urge, as you don't want your ex doing the same to you when you're spending time with your children.

How can divorce negatively impact a child?

Nebraskan parents going through a divorce have more than just themselves to worry about. They also have to worry about their children. Monzón, Guerra & Associates, attorneys at law, understand that divorce can be a difficult or even traumatic experience for a child, and are here to help you determine what to do to limit those stressors.

The first thing is understanding how divorce can negatively impact your child. It can have numerous mental and emotional consequences. This includes the possibility of the child withdrawing, experiencing personality changes, or doing worse in school. The stress of a divorce can be enormous, and every child reacts differently under that pressure.

Nebraska drug investigation leads to arrests of 4 people

Life may never be the same again for four people arrested on drug charges last week following an investigation involving cooperation between city and state authorities in western Nebraska. A search of the home and car belonging to one individual revealed additional information that led to the arrests of three others on Class IV felony drug charges as well as possession of drug paraphernalia, which is an infraction. 

The initial search took place at a home in the 300 block of Cedar Street in Chadron, Nebraska. The resident arrived in his vehicle just as authorities came to the scene to conduct a search of his residence. A vehicle search prompted by the smell of marijuana coming from the car, and also noticeable on the resident's person, allegedly yielded miscellaneous items of drug paraphernalia, 1 gram of methamphetamine and 3 grams of marijuana. The planned search of the residence reportedly yielded trace amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine along with more paraphernalia. 

What is the one-leg stand test?

If you have been arrested for a drunk driving offense in Nebraska, you will no doubt be wanting to learn as much as you can so that you can appropriately defend yourself against the charges. One of the important things for you to know about is what processes or steps are required to be involved in the administration of the field sobriety tests.

One of the tests that is commonly used in a drunk driving investigation is called the one-leg stand test. As explained by FieldSobrietyTests.org, before you are ever asked to do anything or take this test, the police officer involved is required to thoroughly explain how the test will work. This instruction portion of the experience should also be accompanied by a live demonstration by the officer. 

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