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16August

Who Owns the Engagement Ring After a Failed Engagement

  • Posted By: Anna Soderholm
  • Tags: Family Law
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Each year, a number of young couples become engaged to be married. Unfortunately, not all of these engagements result in marriage, and some relationships dissolve prior to the wedding. In addition to the various painful and challenging obstacles that come as the result of ending a romantic relationship, couples are often faced with the dilemma
14August

Who You Should Not Talk to After a Personal Injury Case Has Been Filed

  • Posted By: Anna Soderholm
  • Tags: Personal Injury
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In this part of the country, there is an independent streak that can be found in many citizens. This personality trait encourages them to seek common sense, informal, and independent ways in which to resolve their differences, disputes, and problems. While this admirable trait embodies the American spirit, it can cause unintended consequences if permitted
10August

North Dakota Postnuptial Agreements

  • Posted By: Anna Soderholm
  • Tags: Family Law
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Most individuals are familiar with prenuptial agreements, but most would be surprised to learn that the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reports that the number of postnuptial agreements is on the rise. Postnuptial agreements can greatly help decide the terms of marital separation or divorce. Introduced in 2013, laws concerning postnuptial agreements in North Dakota
08August

Pacemaker Data Ruled Admissible in Ohio

  • Posted By: Norm Robinson
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In what may be the first case of its kind, an Ohio judge has ruled that a defendant’s pacemaker data can be used against the man in his criminal trial. The man is accused of arson and insurance fraud after allegedly starting a fire that damaged his home to the tune of nearly $400,000. In
31July

Boy’s Tragic Death is Reason to Review Pedestrian Safety Information

  • Posted By: Norm Robinson
  • Tags: Personal Injury
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A Minneapolis child was struck by a vehicle while crossing 17th Avenue South in Minneapolis and later died from his injuries. Preliminary reports suggest that the child had been dropped off and was crossing the street behind the vehicle that had dropped him off when another vehicle allegedly struck the child while he was in
27July

Benefits for Primary Homemakers in Minnesota

  • Posted By: Anna Soderholm
  • Tags: Personal Injury
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When investigating and preparing a personal injury case, either to submit a claim to an insurance company or to file a personal injury lawsuit, a significant part of the time is used to determine the amount of compensation the injured party should request. The injury victim and/or his or her attorney must consider not only
25July

The Defense of Duress: When the Pressure Gets To Be Too Much

  • Posted By: Norm Robinson
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Defending oneself against criminal charges in North Dakota and Minnesota involves not only examining the evidence the prosecution intends to rely upon to establish your guilt for any weaknesses and/or contradictions, but also investigating whether any affirmative defenses may be available to you. Even though a successful affirmative defense results in a finding of not
19July

Your Right to Remain Silent: Should You Testify or Not?

  • Posted By: Norm Robinson
  • Tags: DUI’s and Administrative Hearings News
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In a criminal proceeding, one of the most important decisions that must be made – and a decision in which you have the final say – is whether you will take the stand and testify in your defense. This is a decision that may carry significant benefits as well as severe drawbacks. On the one
17July

Five Criminal Law Terms You Should Know

  • Posted By: Norm Robinson
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For those who are not familiar with criminal proceedings in North Dakota and Minnesota, being charged with a crime and running through the criminal justice process can be a new and terrifying experience. Part of what makes this experience so nerve-wracking is the use of terms and phrases with which you may not be familiar.