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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota on
Q: Is it illegal to bury your dead dog in your own backyard? I live in city limits.
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Nov 1, 2019

You should check the city code where you live. If you cannot find the answer online then contact them by telephone.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for North Dakota on
Q: I am trying to find case law on a specific statute. NDCC 47-16-17.1. but am struggling with research on this.
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 1, 2019

Sorry, but this is not a question. Get more specific and try again!

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for North Dakota on
Q: I got speed ticket at grand Forks North Dakota do I need lawyer for the this ticket? My point goes up.
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 1, 2019

A speeding ticket only? A lawyer may be a bit overkill in terms of price.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota on
Q: I was asked to care for a dog of someone who was evicted from their home. I was told that the owner of the dog would be

bringing me the paperwork to change the chip info on the dog. This request was made on behalf of the owner who also had 4 pit bulls placed with a rescue during this same incident. The owner, in possession of all my contact info, employment and knew where I lived, never showed, never called or... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 23, 2019

Yes, but you may be able to sue them for expenses in caring for the dog.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Dakota on
Q: Does absconding while on bail change your future court dates

I'm also on parole .. and am doing intermediate measure right now

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 23, 2019

Yes - but not in a good way. The judge will kick your dates back because you're not there, likely hold you in contempt and revoke you on anything outstanding, and you may be charged with additional crimes for absconding. I've helped a good number of people figure out their court date issues and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for North Dakota on
Q: I was engaged to a girl for 12 years we broke up but stayed roommates today she flew to Utah and took my dog

I just want my dog back

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 23, 2019

The dog is property. You may have to go to the police station and report that she stole your dog, then see if they issue a warrant. They may tell you they're not interested in helping you, in which case you will need to file a lawsuit for the dog in the state where the property (the dog) is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for North Dakota on
Q: Can my wife keep all the money from a joint mortgage after a divorce?

We are selling our place and she says only one can claim the joint mortgage and she gets to keep all what's left

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 23, 2019

This question cannot be answered here as it is highly dependent on the judgment itself.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for North Dakota on
Q: My wife is a us resident and I’m a us citizen and we want to bring my mother-in-law here from the Dominican Republic?

Is this possible?

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Oct 18, 2019

When can your wife acquire her US citizenship?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for North Dakota on
Q: Can the seller take a propane tank after the house was closed?

He told us the house had a 500 gal tank and a 1000 gal tank. He never said he was taking one. He came and took it AFTER we closed.

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 11, 2019

Sounds like a good time for small claims court. Get compensated for that tank.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for North Dakota on
Q: Can custodial parent move over 150 miles away in same state (north dakota)?

Also can they require the non-custodial parent to travel more than half the distance for their parenting time? Can the custodial parent deny weekday visits saying they can only do visits at a location closer to the custodial parent. Even if this language is not in the court order? The move was also... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 11, 2019

The court order contains all of the requirements. Everything else is just the other parent trying to pull a fast one. An order cannot require that a person never moves - but a person moving could, potentially, have other implications. Unfortunately, you will not get specific advice on this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for North Dakota on
Q: Can the court require legal representation to have a case heard?

A friend of mine is trying to get custody of her son who is being emotionally abused by his father (he has physical custody and they both live in ND). The courts are telling her they won't hear the case unless she has legal representation. She makes too much for legal aid and doesn't have the $5000... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 11, 2019

I feel as if information may be missing with this story. The facts are too vague, but a person DOES have the right to represent themselves.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Dakota on
Q: How do I answer"Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" if my record is sealed, but shows up on checks?

I plead guilty on a charge because I was told that the record would be sealed after two years of probation. I should have fought it, but it was cheaper and easier to plead than to fight it. I found out later I stay in the system on background checks. My state has a clause that says if I go 5 years... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 11, 2019

North Dakota does not say "five years and we treat it like it never happened." Instead, North Dakota has a period in which you can petition to seal your record. If you received a deferred imposition of sentence (which would seal it after probation) and it was never sealed, then petition the court... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for North Dakota on
Q: if a parent dies and the estate does not cover the bills, can heirs be held liable for debts of the parent?

The parent dies and has a loan on a car. the credit company repossesses the car. Are the heirs liable for the unpaid amount on the car loan

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 19, 2019

No, the heirs are not liable. Only the estate is liable.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Dakota on
Q: In the state of ND. If I fired my attorney at trial and requested a new one but the judge denied me a new attorney. Are

Their laws supporting me? I then represented myself but my original lawyer was on standby. I did not want her anywhere near me as she was not supporting me.

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Sep 18, 2019

You have the right to an attorney at public expense if you cannot afford an attorney. You don't, however, have the right to pick your attorney at public expense. Unfortunately, many people end up being unsatisfied with their public defender. But being unsatisfied with your public defender leaves... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Rights and Small Claims for North Dakota on
Q: can a college make you retake a class over after you already taken it, paid for it and passed it? same college mind you
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 12, 2019

You could check the school's course policy. Schools can impose their own specific conditions, such as attaining a certain grade in a course, etc. If you have an academic advisor, maybe they could help explain your rights. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for North Dakota on
Q: Do grandparents have the right to call grandkids? We are told we cannot by sons exwife.

Son in a nasty divorce in WA state. Soon to be ex-wife has moved to MT with kids. We live in ND. She will not let us call or talk to our grandchildren and won't allow them to call us. Is there anything we can do?

Gregory William Liebl
Gregory William Liebl answered on Aug 22, 2019

I am a family law attorney in North Dakota. I believe you will need talk to an attorney in Washington, if that is where the divorce is located.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Small Claims for North Dakota on
Q: Subway and their false advertisement question?

so you walk into a Subway in the sign on the glass usually states, make it what you want. Well if you try to order a wrap let's triple or quadruple me, they claim that corporate policies do not let you. Wouldn't that be considered false advertisement because now I'm not getting to be able to make... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 18, 2019

With those types of statements, the underlying premise is that the customer's wishes would be fulfilled, within a standard of reasonableness, not necessarily in a literal sense; or in this case, within the reasonable guidelines of their corporate policies. You could consult with an attorney to ask... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for North Dakota on
Q: If an attorney is disbbared in 1992 by the ND Supreme Court, is a will he wrote for someone in 2001 a valid document
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Aug 15, 2019

The attorney's good standing with the State Bar, or lack thereof, has no bearing on whether the will is valid. Most likely the will is perfectly valid. The best way to know for sure is to have it reviewed by an attorney in good standing. Estate plans should be reviewed every few years anyway.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for North Dakota on
Q: Can a probation office give out personal information to someone?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 12, 2019

Yes. As you know, you are required to check in periodically with your probation officer--who is required to go looking for you if you fail to show up as required. So your probation officer certainly can "give out personal information to someone" when looking for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for North Dakota on
Q: In our custody agreement, my ex-husband has primary residential responsibility. Our split is 51/49, me being 49%.

If he is planning a trip out of state, is he supposed to make me aware of when they are leaving, for how long and where they are going? As well as obtain my permission to cross state lines with them?

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Aug 7, 2019

The order should address these issues. A lawyer here would not know the answer to that question without reviewing the order.

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