Goosmann Law Firm

PODCAST OVERVIEW Host Jeana Goosmann and guest Van Deeb, motivational speaker, author, and success coach, from Omaha, Nebraska, talk about the underdog mindset, entrepreneurial hustle, and surrounding yourself with like minded people. Jeana and Van talk about sticking to the fundamentals of your career and always having the drive, desire, and determination to succeed and never take things for granted. In this episode you will learn: …
Congratulations! You have won your case.  But, was it worth it?  Sadly, winning a case does not guarantee that the defendant will actually pay you what the court says they owe.  The fact is that some people simply do not have the money to pay you, or (out of spite, defiance, or some other reason) they choose to brush off the court’s order and refuse to pay.  This post presents a couple of options that…
Typically, when a party files a lawsuit there are many unknowns. In Nebraska specifically, there is a very liberal pleading regime. Nebraska Court Rules of Pleading in Civil Cases § 6-1108 requires only that a complaint be set out with a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief and a demand for relief. This is often referred to as “notice” pleading. When a lawsuit is filed against…
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law March 27th and is now considered yesterday’s news as we have come to realize that no amount of government stimulus will effectively bail out businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19.  In my last blog I projected  a significant increase in bankruptcy filings as a result of COVID-19 and social distancing measures. The past few months bankruptcy filings have increased with many large…
Rental issues surrounding the fallout of COVID-19 continue to pile up. Last month, I wrote about the deferred rental payments in recent retail bankruptcies. However, many landlords are grappling with tenants seeking to reduce rental obligations as a result of COVID-19 via a clause contained in many (but not all) real estate leases—the force majeure clause.[1]
Since 1994, Nebraska and Iowa have required sellers of residential property to disclose known material defects. Neb. Rev. Stat. § 76-2,120 & Iowa Code § 558A. Many people encounter this when purchasing their first home. Buyers can rest easy knowing that if the seller fails to disclose a known defect, they have the opportunity to recover damages, and in Nebraska, this includes attorney’s fees.…
The person you choose to be your executor (sometimes called a personal representative) will play an extremely important role, as that person will be responsible for gathering, securing, managing, and ultimately distributing your money and property when you pass away. As a result, you should make your selection only after careful consideration regarding who is the best person to fulfill this role. Don’t just choose your oldest child because that’s what you think is expected:…
The short answer is much more than just money.        On a weekly basis, I talk with people who have had a loved one die and want to know what to do. Sometimes, these people are upset, sometimes they are confused, but one thing always seems to hold true – these people want to know what they may receive from the Estate.  The answer varies based on the facts of each individual case, and that…