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- Family Law
- Juvenile Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- South Dakota
- GordenLaw, LLC
- - Current
- University of South Dakota School of Law
- J.D. (2005) | Law
- Honors: Thomas Sterling Honor Society (Top 10% of graduating class); CALI awards in Property and Jurisprudence
- Activities: R.D. Hurd Pro Bono Society; Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
- 10 Best Client Satisfaction
- American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
- Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40
- National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
- Nebraska State Bar  # 23294
Articles & Publications
- How to Partner With Your Divorce Attorney
- Stress Free Divorce Vol IV
- "Filing for Divorce" & "Effective Use of Discovery" , Divorce Law Guide A to Z , Omaha, Nebraska
- National Business Institute, Inc.
- Life Coach Certification
- New Skills Academy
- Family Law Trial Advocacy graduate
- National Institute of Trial Advocacy/American Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
- GordenLaw, LLC
38 Questions Answered
- Q. Is it legal for dhhs to place a child in foster care before the Ex parte petition with the court Has even been filed.
- A: Yes. Ex parte motion must meet the emergency level but it only has to be signed by the Court- not necessarily on file or public record. They only have 5 days to file a Petition following that Order and a temporary custody hearing must be held in a timely manner. If children have been removed, most juvenile courts will appoint a court-appointed attorney right away for parents so they have someone to guide them through the process. You can call the clerk of courts to find out who that would be. Best wishes in this difficult situation!
- Q. Concluding CPS Case With Childs Father (Multi-State DV Felon w/ a 3yr No Contact Order)
- A: Nebraska DHHS has a general policy that they will follow recommendations of a children's therapist with regard to visitation, but generally to suspend visitation requires a court order. You mentioned having an open case - this means you likely have a court-appointed attorney. You should talk with your attorney and have him or her talk to your daughter's Guardian ad Litem and DHHS attorney as well as county attorney about their positions on visits and to make sure they know the information you shared here. Best wishes to you as you work through this!
- Q. My wife is keep my daughter from me claiming suicidal texts and claiming drug use. The texts were a week ago
- A: The answer to how to address this depends on whether you have a legal custody order (temporary or permanent) that provides you with parenting time. If so, then the mom is in contempt if she unilaterally decides not to send your daughter. If you are separated but no order is entered, you will want to pursue getting one so that you have enforceable time. Your best bet is to consult confidentially with an attorney about your options. Best wishes to you!
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