FAQs

Criminal law

Your Experienced Legal Firm in Omaha, NE

Having questions about the law? Need help to understand your legal situation? Look no further than Oestmann & Albertsen Law PC LLO. We'll help you with your legal case. Below are some of our most frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I get started?
A. Call us today at 402-614-1880 to schedule your initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys!

Q. How do the payments work?
A. You will receive monthly statements that detail the legal services and the charges for those services. The statement also reflects the credit balance of your initial trust deposit. If you have questions about your statement, our office manager, Michelle Fenton, will answer any questions you may have!

Q. How will I know the status of my case?
A. We will provide you with copies of all pleadings and correspondence that are prepared, sent, or received by our office. You should read all correspondence you receive and should keep the copies in a secure place for your future use and reference. Additionally, you are always welcome to call our offices to inquire as to the status of your pending matter!

Q. What can I do to help my case along?
A. Tell us everything we need to know, answer all direct questions as accurately as possible, and as problems or questions arise, call our office!

Q. How long will it take?
A. It is difficult at the outset of a lawsuit to foresee how long it will take to complete. We are better able to give you an estimated time range later when we understand more clearly what is at issue. The time involved is primarily based on four factors: (1) the number and complexity of the contested issues; (2) the intensity of feelings between the parties and whether there is an inclination to settle; (3) the attitude and tenacity of your spouse; and (4) the tenacity and desire for litigation of the lawyer of your spouse.

Q. How much will it cost?
A. It is difficult to make a realistic estimate of the total fee, even when we know what issues are contested, the intensity of the parties’ feelings, and the complexity of the issues. Many things can affect the financial cost of litigation to include (but not limited to) the parties’ desire for full or partial discovery, the parties’ desire to argue over all issues, and the parties’ desire to go to trial rather than settle. Going to trial is almost always more expensive than settling the lawsuit. Your lawsuit will also be time-consuming. While it is your attorney’s job to prepare your lawsuit, it is your job to provide us with the appropriate information to prepare your lawsuit.

Q. What if my attorney is friendly with the opposing party’s attorney?
A. Attorneys in a particular area are likely to have many cases against each other over the years. They are also likely to attend the same professional events and may work on committees together. Because they deal with each other day in and day out, comradery may develop. Remember, your attorney is professionally committed to achieve the best result for you given the facts and law applicable to your case. This does not mean that he or she must dislike the other side, or be hostile, rude, or mean to the other side. Such behavior frequently harms, rather than helps, your case.

Q. If the other side suggested it, is it a bad thing?
A. It is unfortunately common to believe that just because the other side suggested something they have an ulterior motive. Let your attorney guide you in responding to requests from the other side. However, a request, suggestion, or offer from the other side is not bad per se.

Q. What can my attorney not do with regards to my case?
A. The following is a list of the things that your attorney cannot do: 
  1. Force the other parent to exercise their parenting time. 
  2. Force the other party to respond to a settlement proposal.
  3. Control the tone of communication from opposing counsel or communications from the other party, friends, or the other party’s family members.
  4. Ask the court to compensate you for every wrong done to you by the other party over the course of your marriage.
  5. Remedy poor financial decisions made during the marriage.
  6. Control how the other party parents your child or children during his / her parenting time.
  7. Demand an accounting of how a parent uses court ordered child support.
  8. Contested custody and child support.
  9. Guarantee payment of child support and alimony. 
  10. Collect childcare and uninsured medical expenses if provisions of court’s order or decree are not followed.
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"I had finally hit the point in my life that I needed to file for custody and child support. My daughter’s father was threatening to take me to Court and seek full custody of our then 3-year-old child. 

When I contacted Ms. Oestmann, I was stressed and overwhelmed thinking about the process and the possibility of losing custody of my daughter. Ms. Oestmann calmed me down by explaining the process, the law, and what I should expect in the upcoming months. Every time that I had a question, she quickly calmed my fears, answered my questions and explained the process in simple terms that I could understand. 

Ms. Oestmann was able to save me money by avoiding trial. Ms. Oestmann negotiated a parenting plan that to this day is still working for us and makes all three of us happy." 
- Ashley L.
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