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North Dakota Questions & Answers

Q: How can someone 'prove' self-defense when the person who assualted you lies saying they never hit me and filed charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for North Dakota on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
It is the lawyer's decision, not the client's, in choosing which motions to make. If you want to prove facts of the case, trial is the place and time to do just that.

Q: I was sexually harassed at my job by the general manager I made the complaint to the owner of the company I was terminat

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for North Dakota on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
You should retain a lawyer to assist you. If your story occurred as-described, you likely have a claim. Attorneys like myself assist people who are wrongfully terminated for similar reasons.

Q: If parents were never married but the children has fathers last name who has legal custody

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Stefan Dunkelgrun's answer
If the parents are unable to sort it out between the two of them, the matter would need to go before a judge. Without further information, it is impossible to determine the outcome of such a proceeding.

Q: Why is federal law supreme to state law in land matters?

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Stefan Dunkelgrun's answer
Federal law is supreme over state law because as a condition of Statehood, North Dakota passed an Enabling Act ceding all unclaimed land to the Federal Government for disposition. Upon meeting the appropriate criteria (e.g. homesteading), a person could be granted ownership by requesting a land patent.

There are a lot of conspiracy theories and falsehoods surrounding land patents. A land patent is the original transfer of land from the government to the initial owner. Any patent that...

Q: How much to file Quit Claim Deed in ND?

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for North Dakota on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Stefan Dunkelgrun's answer
The cost to file a deed in ND varies, but is generally around $25.

The cost of having an attorney prepare a quit claim deed varies from one attorney to another, but should be a few hundred dollars.

Q: What should I do if I'm injured in a car accident and the other driver leaves the scene before I can get his/her info?

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Camille Brooks Ibrahim's answer
Hire an investigator or attorney in order to get the nearest surveillance video.

Q: So like 5 or 6 months ago i sold a puppy to my ex's cousin and she has never paid for him. I live in ND and she SD...

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
I would likely bring the lawsuit in whichever state you sold the puppy.

Q: i would like to know if i have a court case or not. i was given false information and was promised 400,000 for 3500.00

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Civil Rights for North Dakota on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
If they are located in the United States, you should contact law-enforcement in the city in which they are located. This is clearly a scam.

Q: We surrebdered our sick dog over to the vet. Vet sent dog to adoption agency. How can we get him back?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
The dog is legally property. You will likely need to bring a lawsuit.

Q: My daughter is an addict and is now pregnant - how can I make sure I get custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
Gregory William Liebl's answer
There is never a guarantee that you can obtain custody over a child that is not yours. That said, you have several options to pursue and should contact an attorney to discuss whether custody is the best route for you to take. Some routes are more difficult and expensive than others and your lawyer will need to know more about your case before you choose which route is best for you.

Q: Is there anything that can be done to avoid deportation?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 30, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
She is probably eligible to apply for a green card through cancellation of removal.

Here are the requirements:

If you have been placed in removal proceedings and you have resided in the United States for a long period of time, you can apply for Cancellation of Removal for non-LPRs before an Immigration Judge if you satisfy each of the following conditions.

You have been physically present in the U.S. for a continuous period of ten years prior to the institution of...

Q: if a town make a rule change and they seize you personal belongings do they have to composite you for the money invested

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
Further details are needed to adequately address your question.

Generally speaking, a law is not valid if it seeks to "punish" a person for an "act" that was previously legal. However, as I said, I cannot provide adequate legal advice without first discussing all the particular facts and circumstances of your matter.

Q: Can I sue a ski resort for an injury I got while skiing there?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
This depends on the particular circumstances of the incident. I cannot provide adequate legal advice without first speaking with you on the particular details of your matter.

Q: Child custody

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
Your question has multiple factors that cannot be adequately answered without a full consultation.

However, general speaking, a parent may bring a custody dispute in ND if the child lives in ND. To protect your parental rights, you may want to file for a judicial order that gives you custody and prevents the father from taking the children out of state.

***This is general legal information, and I cannot provide adequate legal advice without first discussing at length the...

Q: Police came to apartment after girlfriend called claiming i hit hee but i was not there when they arrived but 2 warrants

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
With active warrants you want to retain an attorney as soon as possible. If you truly were not there, you certainly would have a chance of beating the charges.

Your options are to either 1) continue absconding and wait to be either arrested or summoned to court or 2) get an attorney, then turn yourself in and hopefully get released on bail pending your trial - then gather witnesses that can account for your whereabouts on the night in question.

***This is general legal...

Q: If I'm a primary parent of a 4 year old am I able to move within the state of North Dakota?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
You should consider the ramifications of such a move before making the move. Those ramifications are dependent on whether a court order is in place and whether doing so might give another party reason to bring a motion as to the current situation with your child.

Q: Charged with driving under suspension when the officer new I didn't have a license and he told me he would follow me

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Dakota on
Answered on May 28, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
You have not posed a question. What is your question?

Q: Who has rights to the dog?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota on
Answered on May 22, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
They did not gift the dog to you, they wanted you to take care of the dog. Therefore, the original owner.

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