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February 18, 2021

Common Injuries During the Winter

There’s a reason we say the “weather outside is frightful.” Fargo, North Dakota, and the greater Upper Midwest are known for their polarizing weather extremes, and with that, a big polar winter chill. While we have great small, safe gatherings of family, they can also bring their own unique set […]
February 16, 2021

Common Probation Violations

Following an initial sentence, probation is an interim period that allows offenders to stay out of incarceration under court-ordered conditions and restrictions. It is an opportunity that might be available in cases involving less severe criminal charges, first-time offenders, and other mitigating circumstances. Probation sometimes require a mandated rehab or […]
February 11, 2021

Were You Diagnosed with Cancer After Taking Zantac?

If you were diagnosed with cancer after taking the drug, Zantac, our Fargo team of trusted injury attorneys may be able to help. Call to schedule a free case evaluation!
January 25, 2021

How a Domestic Violence Conviction Can Impact Your Life

Domestic violence is a serious criminal allegation that can impact your life in many ways. Even if you’re only convicted of a misdemeanor offense, it can still carry life-altering ramifications that derail the entire course of your future. These ramifications include where you live, where you can travel, career opportunities, […]
December 14, 2020

Buyer Beware: How to Avoid Estate Planning Scams

Imagine spending thousands of dollars on an estate plan to protect loved ones, only to find that no true protection exists. Unfortunately, this scenario happens on a regular basis to individuals who are victims of estate planning schemes. According to a report conducted by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau […]
December 14, 2020

North Dakota Traffic Crash Stats

Traffic crashes happen – far too often – and they often end in tragedy. North Dakota’s traffic crash stats are illuminating and worthy of taking into careful consideration. If another motorist leaves you injured in a traffic crash, don’t put off consulting with an experienced Fargo personal injury attorney. Crashes […]
December 14, 2020

What is Parental Kidnapping?

As a parent, you likely feel that it’s your obligation to always do what’s best for your child. Unfortunately, in some cases, taking your child without the consent of his or her other parent can result in criminal allegations of parental kidnapping. Parental kidnapping typically occurs in one of two […]
November 27, 2020
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Tips for Making a Peaceful Holiday Visiting Schedule

The holiday season is supposed to be a time when families enjoy each other’s company, but in divorced families, scheduling can make a time that should be fun stressful, and overwhelming. Although holiday visitation arrangements are typically part of the final divorce decree, certain details need to be worked out […]
November 25, 2020
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Don’t Let the Insurance Company Bully You into Accepting a Bad Settlement

If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, you are going to be dealing with an insurance company – or two. Simply allowing the insurance company to do what it’s paid to do is unlikely to serve your best interests. Before accepting a settlement offer for a personal injury claim, consult […]
November 19, 2020
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Bad Weather Doesn’t Excuse Poor Driving

When we take to the road in our vehicles, we shoulder the immense responsibility of driving safely – in relation to whatever variables are affecting the road at that time, including bad weather. It isn’t enough to simply follow the rules of the road to the letter. The fact is […]
November 12, 2020
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I Want to See My Grandchildren, but My Adult Son/Daughter Won’t Let Me. What Can I Do?

A grandparent can play an important and prominent role in any child’s life. They can be an extra set of hands to help raise the child, they can be someone to share stories and laughs, and they can be a loving support system. However, if grandparents aren’t allowed to see […]
November 10, 2020
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Can Slip & Falls Cause Serious Injuries?

The term slip and fall simply isn’t as serious-sounding as it should be. The fact is that falls account for one of the most common causes of unexpected injuries in the United States. If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in a slip and fall, do yourself a […]
November 6, 2020
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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 […]
November 4, 2020
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Can You Get Off the Sex Offender Registry?

Sex offender registry began in North Dakota in 1991, and legislators have routinely updated the related statutes since then. Generally speaking, if you are convicted of or plead guilty to certain sex-related crimes, the law will require you to register as a sex offender with the state. You will need […]
November 2, 2020
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What Parents Should Know About Shaken Baby Syndrome and Brain Injury

While babies bring a lot of joy, there can be moments of frustration if a caregiver can’t console their crying. While most caregivers can handle these times just fine, sometimes feelings boil over and they start shaking the baby. It only takes a few seconds of shaking to cause irreversible […]
October 28, 2020
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The Importance of Medical Treatment After a Car Crash

If another motorist leaves you injured in a car crash, it can be difficult to know what your next step should be. While every car crash has its own set of unique circumstances that make up the case, there is one given that applies across the board, and this is […]
October 21, 2020
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Are There Defenses to DUI Charges?

Getting arrested for drunk driving is a stressful experience. Especially if you had been drinking prior to your arrest, it can feel like there is no way you can fight the charges against you. After all, how can you argue with the results of a breathalyzer or a police report […]
October 20, 2020
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How to Protect Your Will from Unhappy Relatives

Having an updated last will and testament is more important than ever, especially now. However, a will that is poorly created or not frequently updated can be vulnerable to contestation. What is contestation? It is the formal objection to a will’s (or trust’s) validity because it either: a) doesn’t reflect […]
October 16, 2020
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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 […]
October 14, 2020
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Preparing for COVID-19: The #1 Legal Document Every Adult Needs to Have

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt daily life and leave Americans uncertain of the future, you don’t have to feel helpless during this pandemic. In fact, now is a great time to be proactive and plan ahead should you or a loved one fall ill. One of the most important […]
October 10, 2020
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What You Need to Know About Dog Bite Laws

Statistics reveal that approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the United States. Nearly 1 out of 5 bites become infected. In 2019, 48 dog attacks resulted in human death: 13 child victims, 3 victims (ages 10-18), and 32 adult victims. If you or a loved one has […]
October 8, 2020
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How to Create a Valid Will in North Dakota

In light of the current pandemic, many Americans are becoming aware of the importance of creating or updating their estate planning documents. With the extension of some states’ stay in place orders, it may be tempting to create your own documents all on your own. Whether you are considering writing […]
September 29, 2020
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Are All Felonies Serious?

Criminal charges in North Dakota are divided into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Felony charges are more serious than misdemeanors, but are all felony allegations serious matters? Is it important to have a criminal defense attorney, even if your felony charges seem relatively minor? The answer to both of these […]
September 21, 2020
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Don’t Risk it: Protect Your Finances From Coronavirus Complications

Many Americans spend a lot of time and effort in managing their finances. While most are worried about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact their income—whether that’s because they are temporarily furloughed, find themselves suddenly without a job, or watching their investment and retirement accounts dwindle—there is another way COVID-19 […]
September 17, 2020
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Can You Call a Lawyer Before You’ve Been Charged? ??‍♂️?‍♀️

Many people assume that the time to call a criminal defense attorney is after a prosecutor issues criminal charges against you. However, many people can benefit greatly from calling the right attorney before they have been formally charged. The following are some examples of when this might be the case.  […]
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