Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Your Estate Plan Should Address Digital Assets

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 1:15 PM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer  So many aspects of our lives are managed online over multiple accounts. As a result, state laws have had to catch up with how we oversee our online accounts in life and particularly after death. The good news—Nebraska adopted the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access […]

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What Is The Earnings Test, And Why Is It Important For Agricultural Estate Planning?

Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 2:31 PM by Allison Seiler  The need for estate planning for agricultural families has never been more evident than it is today. The average age of all farm producers in the United States has continually increased and reached 57.5 years old in 2017.[1]  While an aging producer population presents many

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BLOG: Medicaid Planning After L.B. 268 (2017)

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 9:54 AM by Justin Herrmann  On May 16, 2017, the Nebraska Legislature passed L.B. 268, which substantially reshaped the law in Nebraska concerning Medicaid recovery claims.  The fundamental principle of Medicaid estate recovery remained the same in that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (the “State”) retained

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BLOG: Ag Input Creditors Beware Certified Mail From The Nebraska Secretary Of State

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:32 PM by Brad Holbrook  An associate recently asked me a question relative to an agricultural input lien and a debtor’s ability to unilaterally seek the assistance of the Nebraska Secretary of State (SOS) to terminate the same.  I told him, poppycock, no such procedure exists.  Alas, I was

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BLOG: Cultivating Your Farmland And Your Farmland Opportunities

Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 6:20 AM by Daniel Lindstrom  What does the future hold for your agricultural land or your ability to get more of it?  Our practice at Jacobsen Orr, by virtue of our presence at the epicenter of some of the best agricultural land in the world, deals with farmland and

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BLOG: Attention Parents: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Minor Children

Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8:36 AM by Elizabeth Klingelhoefer  As a new parent, I quickly learned that there are a multitude of things that parents worry about and estate planning is not at the top of the list.  Having a will that names a guardian for your minor children and establishes a testamentary

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BLOG: When Do I Need To Update My Estate Plan?

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 12:27 PM by Justin Herrmann  It’s not uncommon for people to drag their feet when it comes to getting their estate plan in place.  Similarly, when estate planning documents finally do get executed, many people put the documents in a safe place, check estate planning off their “to-do” list

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BLOG: Farm Divorce 101: A Practical Guide – Part 2

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:03 AM by Brad Holbrook  In Nebraska, and most likely in most other surrounding states, we have seen a considerable increase in the net worth of producers over the last several years.  Although various factors impact the net worth of producers, in my opinion, the variable that has had

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BLOG: Avoiding Family Feuds Over The Future Of The Farm Or Ranch—Part 2

Posted on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:15 AM by Daniel Lindstrom In October 2013, as chair of the Agricultural Law Section of the Nebraska Bar Association, I participated in a panel discussion with two other lawyers who were having similar experiences with the drastic increase in litigation relating family farm and ranch succession.  We spoke

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BLOG: Avoiding Family Feuds Over The Future Of The Farm Or Ranch—Part 1

Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 7:43 AM by Daniel Lindstrom  Several of the lawyers in this firm have been fortunate enough to represent many folks involved in production agriculture over the years, devoting many long hours to helping our clients devise a plan for the future of the family farm or ranch (or other

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January 4th & January 5th

Office Closed

Our office will be closed Thursday, January 4 and Friday, January 5 so we can move into our new office.  We will reopen on Monday, January 8 at our new location located at 5408 Global Drive in Kearney. 

Our phone number, 308-234-5579, will remain the same. Our phones may temporarily be down during the move, but all attorneys will still have access to email.  If you need immediate assistance, and cannot get through on the phone, please email your attorney with “URGENT” in the subject line.