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Your Business Was Sued - Now What?

It’s a letter that no business owner wants to open - the one from the Clerk of Courts advising you that your business is the defendant in a lawsuit.  What should you do if your business has been sued?  [Read More...]

Challenging the Results of Chemical Tests in a DUI Case

Chemical tests, also known as sobriety tests, are conducted to determine whether a driver is operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances. By testing for the presence of controlled substances, law enfo… [Read More...]

What is Marital Property (and How Can a Prenup Change That)?

Property division is a part of most typical divorces in North Dakota.  But what exactly gets divided? And how? The answer is simple – “marital property” gets divided “equitably”. The answer as to how “marital property” and “equit… [Read More...]

10 Reasons Why You Need a Lawyer When Starting a Business

Starting a new business is an exciting time, filled with endless possibilities and visions of future success. But starting a new business can also be stressful. And if you don’t do it right, you can set yourself and your new business up for frustra… [Read More...]

Ten Ways a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help

Facing criminal charges is a scary thing. Because most people have such little exposure to the criminal justice system, a criminal charge carries with it many unknowns. Depending on the nature of the charges against you, you could be facing jail time… [Read More...]

Can Social Media Be Used as Evidence in a Divorce?

If you asked a hundred divorce attorneys their best piece of advice about social media and divorce, the majority would probably say something like this: stay off social media for the duration of your divorce or family law matter. If asked to elaborat… [Read More...]

Should a Criminal Defendant Testify at Trial?

A criminal defendant has the right to testify or not to testify in any criminal case. If a defendant chooses not to testify, that fact cannot be held against the defendant, and cannot be used to infer guilt.  But even though a defendant can testify,… [Read More...]

Resolving Business Disputes (How to Separate from Your Business Partner)

When business owners disagree, there are various ways to attempt to try to resolve the dispute.  The resolution often depends on the nature of the dispute. In some cases, it makes the most sense to resolve the dispute quickly and quietly, and for th… [Read More...]

Top Five Things to Do Before Filing for Divorce (or Your Spouse Does)

Filing for divorce is a life-altering event. You may have taken months, or even years, to make the decision to file. Or you may have been blindsided by a spouse presenting you with divorce papers. No matter what your circumstances, there are a few th… [Read More...]

Disputes Among Business Owners (Types of Business Owner Disputes)

Business disputes can arise in any business, large or small. But owner disputes are perhaps most common in small, closely held entities. Often business owners agreed to go into business together but, due to different management approaches or visions… [Read More...]