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March 18, 2019

Four Steps to Protecting Your Rights After a Commercial Truck Crash

March 14, 2019

Judgment Enforcement as a Creditor

March 12, 2019

The Importance of Buy-Sell Agreements

If your company has multiple owners, it is critical to have a well-drafted buy-sell agreement in place from the start. If something happens that creates a market for one owner’s business interests, a buy-sell agreement can protect the remaining owners from unwanted parties gaining an interest in the company. These […]
March 6, 2019

Firearms Offenses in North Dakota

While the Constitution of North Dakota considers bearing arms to be an inalienable right, the law does not allow everyone to possess firearms or to use firearms in any manner they wish. In fact, the Constitution specifies you have a right to have firearms for “lawful purposes,” and other state […]
March 4, 2019

Traumatic Brain Injury FAQs

When potential clients come to us for help after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI), they understandably often have many questions. Here are some answers to some of the questions we hear most frequently from TBI victims. For more information, call our office today to schedule a free consultation to […]
February 28, 2019

Ways to Resolve Breach of Contract

All individuals and businesses enter into various contracts on a regular basis. It is often only a matter of time before another party fails to uphold their end of the agreement or accuses you of failing to perform your part. When a contract dispute arises, you may think that heading […]
February 26, 2019

Get Back What Is Yours (And Possibly Recover Your Attorney’s Fees While You’re At It)

Have you ever had someone take something from you without your permission and that person either never returned it or when it was returned it was damaged or worse for wear? Maybe an acquaintance took money from your secret stash and you can prove it. Or maybe a buddy “borrowed” […]
February 20, 2019

How a DUI Can Affect Your Life

Getting arrested for driving under the influence(DUI) is always a stressful experience. If you then face criminal charges, you may be concerned about the court-imposed penalties if you’re convicted, which can be serious. However, many people fail to realize that a DUI conviction can have long-lasting consequences that persist well […]
February 18, 2019

Buy-Sell Agreements: Unreasonable Restrictions on Alienation

In general, a buy-sell agreement is a contract between the owners of a company and the company which both restricts the transfer of ownership and facilitates the sale of an ownership interest. A buy-sell agreement provides a mechanism for an owner to sell his or her ownership interest in a […]
February 14, 2019

Who can Face Charges of Domestic Violence?

Traditionally, you may think of domestic violence occurring only through physical assault between couples.  However, the law provides for a much broader definition of domestic violence. First, the statutory definition of domestic violence in North Dakota includes: physical harm, bodily injury, sexual activity compelled by physical force, assault, or the […]
February 12, 2019

How is Bail Established?

Bail is defined as “the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money be lodged to guarantee their appearance in court.”  If you have been arrested and held in custody, a judge may allow for your release, contingent upon certain conditions like […]
February 8, 2019

Do You Really Need a Lawyer to Create a Will?

These days, it seems like you can find online instructions for doing nearly anything. While there’s certainly information out there related to creating your own will, trying to use pre-fabricated forms is a recipe for disaster. Your will is an important document that is critical to your family’s financial future, […]
February 6, 2019

New Minnesota DWI Law Takes ATV

On August 1, 2018, Minnesota had a new law in effect which creates stricter consequences for individuals who have driven while intoxicated, regardless of what type of vehicle they were driving.  In addition to the criminal penalties associated with a DWI, there are also administrative sanctions resulting in driver’s license […]
January 31, 2019

Work Anniversary Celebration!

At O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss, we know it’s truly a team effort. Our people make all the difference in the great service we provide our clients. So to have a work anniversary for two longtime team members is truly a celebration. Recently we had a little party for two longtime […]
January 29, 2019

Distracted Driving Involves Much More than Cell Phones

Driving is an immense responsibility that each of us accepts every time we get behind the wheel. When you’re motoring down the road, your attention should be focused solely on driving safely. Put simply, distracted driving is dangerous driving. While the advent of smartphones and our devotion to them is […]
January 23, 2019
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What is Probate?

January 21, 2019
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Surgical Errors Entitle Victims to Compensation

If you must undergo surgery, and you trust your hospital, doctor, and surgeon to provide you with the high-quality medical services that you need. If instead of moving forward toward improved health after surgery, you come away with injuries caused by a surgical error, it can be devastating. Medical facilities […]
January 17, 2019

What You Need to Know About Restraining Orders

If you or someone you know is in a relationship or situation where they feel they would benefit from a restraining order, it is important to understand what they are and how they work. This can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience for many, but in the end, a restraining […]
January 15, 2019

Is There a Grace Period for Real Estate Purchase Contracts?

Nearly every adult and child of age to make a purchase in North Dakota or Minnesota has experienced “buyer’s remorse,” that feeling one gets when one makes a purchase that is not as great of a bargain as the buyer initially thought. Perhaps it was a “splurge” purchase that, upon […]
January 11, 2019

Your Child Has Been Charged with a Felony. What Should You Do?

Your child has been charged with a felony. We know this is a scary, uncertain time. There are many emotions flying around, and it may be unclear what you should do. Even as a juvenile, this event will affect the rest of their life. If your child was recently charged […]
January 9, 2019

5 Reasons Why a Prenuptial Agreement Is a Good Idea

When entering into a marriage, the plans are always for it to last forever. Unfortunately, that may not always be the outcome. Today, around half of all marriages tragically end in divorce. While this conclusion may never be your intention, with such high odds, protecting yourself and your assets before […]
January 5, 2019

Ignoring a Cease and Desist Letter: Things That Could Happen

A cease-and-desist letter, also known as a demand letter, is a written communication that demands that the recipient cease and desist from actions that interfere with the sender’s legal rights or ownership. Cease-and-desist letters are not typically legally binding, but often threaten litigation if the alleged violation does not stop […]
January 3, 2019

Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights?

As a grandparent, watching your grandchildren grow and flourish is one of the most joyful parts of life. When your child and their significant other terminate their relationship, however, child custody can become a major issue, with visitation rights between the parents a focal point. Often times though, a grandparent’s […]
December 28, 2018

The Consequences for Drug Charges in North Dakota

Hardly a day passes without the evening news or the local paper mentioning drugs and drug charges. While the frequency of these charges has increased recently, the consequences have remained rigid. North Dakota State Law According to North Dakota state law, it is a class C felony to possess most […]
December 26, 2018

Different Levels of Misdemeanors in North Dakota: What do They Mean?

Generally speaking, a misdemeanor is a crime that has a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail or prison. In the United States, each state is able to classify different levels of misdemeanor crimes.
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