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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Libel & Slander for North Dakota on
Q: How can a judge rule in favor of a parent that abandoned a child for 8 years and left the state of ND to Oregon

I'm the primary custodial parent of my daughter and have been since she was 13 months old and recently I just lost custody because I didn't have a lawyer and also false info on opposing party.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for North Dakota on
Q: Life insurance beneficiary question.

Mother-in-law passed away this April. Father-in-law passed away in 2018. They had only two sons, my husband and his brother. MIL law was in a nursing home for the last two years. She had nothing but her investments, which have already been distributed. Found a life insurance policy for $10,000.... View More

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

Given the situation, it sounds like you need to handle the portion of the life insurance intended for your deceased father-in-law. Since he passed away in 2018 and there is no estate due to your mother-in-law being in a nursing home, an estate affidavit might not be the appropriate form for this... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for North Dakota on
Q: Hi! My mom passed away in 2022 and she left everything to me in will. It has been probated and filed in the court. All o

Some how my sister’s name appears on the property. My mom didn’t know about it

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answered on May 31, 2024

If a decedent does not own a property at his death, then it does not go to his heirs or devisees. Search the title and see if Mother owned the property. If Mom owned it, then eject the occupant. Your lawyer should have told you what the assets were when you did the inventory.

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for North Dakota on
Q: Where can I find a pro bono lawyer in Bismarck , ND I need help desperately for myself and my kids

I need help fast. The lawyer that I have now is not helping me and never gets back to me. As soon as I have another one I will let him know that I will no longer be needing his services. Thank you and please help me!!

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for North Dakota on
Q: Why does section 62.1-03-02 in North Dakota not allow a person under 21 to buy a handgun or handgun ammo?

Thought I would ask a lawyer since the Attorney's General does not answer this question. Also does this law not apply to licensed dealers?

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for North Dakota on
Q: The mobile home park claimed first right of refusal when I was selling my trailer only to not buy it and I lost my buyer

I had a buyer who wanted to move the trailer and the mobile home park didn't want it moved so they told me they had first right of refusal. So I didn't sell to the buyer, I waited and waited for the park to buy it. They took photos and I sent them a copy of my title like they wanted.... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption for North Dakota on
Q: Step-parent adoption with bio-parent TPR in North Dakota.

My daughter's biological father's rights were terminated in Mississippi in 2021. We did not proceed with the step-parent adoption at that time. My daughter has now decided that she wants her stepfather to adopt her legally. I want this, and so does he. I have a scanned copy of the decree... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for North Dakota on
Q: Do I have grounds for a lawsuit for false accusations by maintenance property manager

I have 2 esa dogs. I gave them the required paperwork showing that they are esa. Got a call asking if I had a third because my partner was seen walking with a dog. I told them i did not, and was met with hostility claiming they had to make sure because I allegedly had “duped” them into taking... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Determining whether you have grounds for a lawsuit based on false accusations by your property manager involves several factors. Generally, to pursue a defamation claim, you must prove that a false statement was made to others, that it caused you harm, and that it was made without adequate basis in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for North Dakota on
Q: I got pulled over for window tint, even though it was legal, and the police did not meter it or give me a ticket of it..

But ended up giving me a dui because I refused the breathalyzer.

But the windows were of legal tint. Can I win and get it all thrown out?

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answered on Mar 29, 2024

If you were pulled over for window tint but were not ticketed for that specific issue, it indicates the initial stop may have been justified under the officer's belief that a violation occurred. However, the outcome of being charged with a DUI because of refusing a breathalyzer is a separate... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Immigration Law and International Law for North Dakota on
Q: I have an H2A worker that is on our farm since 2023 and needs advise on filing income tax responsibilities

He is waiting on a green card so will continue to stay here till 2025 hoping by then he has his green card. He also did not file taxes in his country in 2021 and 2022 when he went home. Our agent said we did not need to withhold taxes but now that he is staying here and we do not have a tax treaty... View More

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

Understanding and complying with tax laws is crucial, especially for H2A workers like the one on your farm. Since he is from South Africa and has been working in the U.S., he may need to file U.S. income taxes, despite the lack of a tax treaty between the U.S. and South Africa. The requirement to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for North Dakota on
Q: Hello my brother passed away last Friday in North Dakota . I was told he was decease then alive. Do I have a case

I tried calling the girl answer the phone ( Madison ) refuse me to speaking with anyone . The hospital gave out information to non family members . I was told no one was available to talk to but the person answering the phone which I know isn’t true . Being told your love one is decease then a... View More

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answered on Mar 23, 2024

No

1 Answer | Asked in International Law and Native American Law for North Dakota on
Q: Hello how do I go about getting rid of the Voice to skull Technology and Remote Neural Monitoring.?

I seek to get rid of the criminals spying on me and potentially illegally broadcasting my life and family’s life to the town, country and world.

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

If you're experiencing concerns about privacy intrusion through technologies like Voice to Skull (V2K) and Remote Neural Monitoring (RNM), it's essential to approach the situation with a clear and cautious mindset. These technologies, often discussed in speculative contexts, can evoke... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for North Dakota on
Q: Son had a public defender, but requested different. Then that PD ended up defending the person accusing my son in a

Federal drug case. Is that legal?

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answered on Jan 26, 2024

In the scenario you've described, where a public defender initially assigned to your son in a federal drug case ends up representing the person accusing your son, there are potential concerns regarding conflicts of interest. In legal practice, particularly in criminal defense, attorneys are... View More

Q: I'm hearing impaired and applied for a job and they denied me because of my hearing. They are a large oil company.

They did the interview and and all went well and then they found out I was hearing impaired and said they wouldn't hire me because of my hearing issues and when I asked if there was anything I could do with them that my hearing wouldn't pose a problem and that im open to do any work I can... View More

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answered on Jan 12, 2024

Under U.S. federal law, specifically the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is generally illegal for an employer to deny employment based solely on a disability, including hearing impairment, especially if the employer has 15 or more employees. This law requires employers to provide... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for North Dakota on
Q: Do you guys investigate money issues in nursing homes

My mom went from Parkwood place to Valley Senior Living,before she could get into Parkwood her funeral had to be paid for ,and it was ,after talking me into moving my id they had canceled her life insurance mom's bank account to their facility both of us were died taking money out for... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 23, 2024

I'm sorry about the loss of your mother. A North Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Some questions go unanswered, but you could try reposting and including Probate, Estate Planning, and Elder Law as categories. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for North Dakota on
Q: My brother was denied visa into the US due to fraud that he was involved in in 2010.

Can he file Form I-192: Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant? Where can this be filed since he lives abroad? is it with the consulate or embassy? Thanks

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answered on Dec 18, 2023

In cases like your brother's, where there's a previous incident of fraud leading to visa denial, Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant, can be a path to consider. This form is used to apply for what is known as a "waiver of inadmissibility,"... View More

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