North Dakota Questions & Answers by Practice Area


North Dakota Questions & Answers

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

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

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

1 Answer | 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...
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Q: How long do you have to live in North Dakota to file for divorce there?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
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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.
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Q: my boyfriend got pulled over and while being pulled over police found a camera case in his vehicle with a half a gram of

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 7, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
Yes. He should get a lawyer right away.
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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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Q: An officer took my 12yr old dog from my yard in a private property trailer park. Took to the pound, charged dog at large

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Criminal Law for North Dakota on
Answered on May 22, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
You should never write to a judge. You should only argue your case in court, usually with the help of a lawyer.
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Q: Do I have to let sheriff serve me with restraining order paper or can I have him send them?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for North Dakota on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
Accept service either way, hire a lawyer to fight the restraining order if you think it is unjust.

Q: I loaned some sound equipment to an acquaintance. I am ready to have it back, but Ive been told it is now an hours driv

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for North Dakota on
Answered on May 16, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
Yes, tell him that you want your equipment back and give him a reasonable time limit (ten days, thirty days, etc.) to return it back to you. Inform him that you will report it has been stolen if he fails to return the equipment.

Q: Is there a law that requires me to plow the snow on the sidewalk in front of my house? What if someone falls there?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for North Dakota on
Answered on May 14, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
Most cities have an ordinance that requires you to plow the snow. If somebody falls, you should call your homeowner's insurance company immediately and they should defend against any lawsuit on your behalf.

Q: how do i file for full custody of my son when his father is abusive and doesnt know how to raise a baby?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for North Dakota on
Answered on May 10, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
You should likely hire an attorney or call legal services. If not, you can go to NDCourts.gov and get the DIY paperwork.

Q: I was with two buddies buying socks and one of them ends up stealing a 3 pack of socks and gets stopped for questionig

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for North Dakota on
Answered on May 10, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
You hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent you. There is no easy answer in a criminal defense case.

Q: My dad just recently died. I'm fourteen and my step mother is keeping all my dad's stuff. What do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for North Dakota on
Answered on May 8, 2018
James W. Martens' answer
Presuming your dad died without a will and both of his parents are also deceased, your stepmother would be entitled to the first $150,000, plus half of any balance (i.e., anything remaining above the initial $150,000) of his estate. Not knowing more about the valuations of his property at the time of his death, whether property he owned was owned jointly with your stepmother, and other factors, it is difficult to say what rights you or any of his other children may have.

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Q: I was assaulted from behind at work by a coworker. Under North Dakota Century Code 65 am I eligible for workers comp?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for North Dakota on
Answered on May 5, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
Your better claim is likely a claim against the person who struck you.

Q: If part of MTA doesn't specify how long it is in force, can one assume in force until the kids are the age majority?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for North Dakota on
Answered on May 5, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
You should have an attorney review the document as it is easy to assume there is no termination date mentioned when there is - unfortunately, an attorney will not be able to answer this question online.

Q: If a family member dies what happens to their debt

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Probate for North Dakota on
Answered on May 5, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
They may make a claim against the estate.

Q: My son hates going to his father's - he's 10 is there anything he can do so that he doesn't have to go? He hates it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for North Dakota on
Answered on May 5, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
The court order controls. If you dislike the court order, however, you can make a motion to modify it under certain circumstances.

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