Attorneys Johnson and Pekny Expand Services 3/8/17 03/09/17 9:20:36 AM
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Attorneys Johnson and Pekny Expand
Services Across Traditional and
Non-Traditional Family Boundaries
Recognizing a growing need to protect children, property and individuals across a broad range of traditional and non-traditional family types, Gerald D.
Johnson and Darren J. Pekn have ramped up their family law practice to support Nebraska families.
According to a recent comprehensive survey by Pew Research1, less than half of families with children are traditional two-parent households in their first marriage. The addition of previous relationships or a complicated relationship status can add to the complexity of family law cases, but it does not change the need for the fair and aggressive legal representation of the rights and responsibilities of those involved.
“No matter how families came together, they have the same legal needs when it comes to protecting children, securing assets and making sure everyone is treated fairly during all phases of the relationship,” said Johnson & Pekny, LLC managing partner, Gerald D. Johnson. “We have prepared our law practice to make sure that we’re ready when they need us.”
Family law has always been complex. But the demographic shifts detailed in the Pew Research report show that couples today are dealing with previous relationships – including marriages. And these previous relationships often involve children and property. The resulting complexity can sometimes be used unfairly to derive advantages during a break-up or divorce when it comes to child support, property, debt allocation and visitation.
“The path our clients took into the relationship shouldn’t matter. There is always a right and a fair resolution,” Johnson continued. “It’s our job to cut through the complexity and aggressively represent our clients to make sure their rights are protected.”
1 “Parenting in America,” a comprehensive survey covering forty years of demographic trends, published December 17, 2015.