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21June

When to Have Your Car Repaired After a North Dakota Crash

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It is common and understandable to want to regain a sense of normalcy in your life following a sudden and unexpected North Dakota car wreck. For some victims, moving forward is necessary because of duties and obligations that they must fulfill; for other injury victims, trying to move forward with their lives is more about
19June

What is a Preliminary Hearing?

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If you have been charged with a felony in North Dakota, one of the early hearings that will be held in your case is known as a preliminary hearing. While the name of this hearing may make the hearing itself sound unimportant, your preliminary hearing can play a significant role in the future direction of
15June

Advice on Clearing Title After the Death of a Spouse in North Dakota

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In many cases, spouses own property jointly which means that property is equally owned by the two individuals. This type of property ownership, however, can create some unique considerations in the event that a spouse dies. A real property attorney at O’Keeffe Attorneys can assist with a number of issues that can arise with cases
13June

What is Contained in a Home Contract for Sale?

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One of the most important aspects of purchasing a home in North Dakota is the contract for sale. That is the offer to buy the house, land, or property that the seller is selling. Once both parties have signed the offer, it becomes a legally binding contract, meaning that both parties are bound by the
07June

North Dakota Special Needs Trusts

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Individuals who have particularly serious medical conditions have several unique estate planning tools available to them. Special needs trusts allow disabled or seriously ill individuals to become beneficiaries of trusts of unlimited means without affecting eligibility for government assistance, which often contain income thresholds.  Establishing a Special Needs Trust Special needs trusts are often created
05June

North Dakota Home Purchase

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Like every state, North Dakota has its own laws and guidelines regarding buying and selling homes. Home buying and selling is complex in itself, but the laws that govern both processes in the state are equally complex. It is strongly advised to consult an experienced real estate attorney regarding buying and selling homes in order
01June

Annulment in North Dakota

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Contrary to popular belief, there are two ways to legally end a marriage. One is divorce, and the other is through an annulment. Divorce is the legal termination, or ending, of a marriage. An annulment, on the other hand, is completely erasing a marriage. In legal terms, this means that the marriage never existed and
30May

Dying Intestate in North Dakota

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When you die without a will, you die intestate. This often happens when an unexpected death occurs or a life is cut too short. In cases of intestacy, your property, assets, possessions, and everything else you leave behind when you die gets distributed based on the laws of the state in which you live. They
26May

Abby Hammes Visits Washington, D.C. With ALS Awareness Group

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Abby Hammes, a paralegal at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss, recently spent six days in Washington, D.C. as part of the MN/ND/SD Chapter of the ALS Association. Abby’s mother, Renee Bernier, was diagnosed with ALS in January 2015. Pictured below are Abby and her mother with the North Dakota delegates of the Association. Together, they took
22May

North Dakota Child Custody

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One of the worst and most stressful parts of a divorce or break up is often the matter of child custody. As stressful and confusing as it may be for you, imagine how confused the children must be. In North Dakota, when determining child custody, the courts make their decisions based on the best interests