Family issues have the potential for high emotion and can alter an entire family. If you are involved with a family law matter anywhere in North Dakota, including Fargo, Bismarck, Minot, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Valley City or any area in between, it is important that you have a family law attorney on your side to determine the best possible solution.
Greg Liebl welcomes your call to discuss any of the following situations:
Divorce in North Dakota can include, and usually does, many aspects of family law. The two main aspects are property division and spousal support. Property division and spousal support vary among cases in regard to the percentages, amounts, and duration granted for each. In North Dakota the Courts look to the Ruff-Fischer Guidelines to help determine these issues.
Adoption in ND is typically one of the happier aspects of family law. There are several types of adoptions, but most are “agency adoptions.” This type of adoption gets arranged through an adoption agency. Greg creates the necessary legal documents and attends the final adoption hearing.
Child custody is the custodial award or determination involving a minor child. This involves who has the right to make decisions about the child, or legal custody, including decisions about education, religion, medical issues, and discipline, as well as where the child will live, or physical custody.
Individuals, and in some instances, couples have assets that they know they want to protect in case of a future divorce. These people should have a legally binding prenuptial agreement drafted to protect these assets. In addition, prenuptial agreements or post-nuptial agreements can control other aspects left to chance in a divorce, such as, property division and spousal support (alimony). Minnesota has statutes particular to the validity of a post-nuptial agreement. North Dakota recently added a specific set of rules for post-nuptial agreements in the summer of 2013.
Contempt of Court Proceedings
Sometimes after a divorce has been resolved, whether by a judge making a decision for the parties or by the parties reaching an agreement on their own, one of the parties fails to abide by the terms of the Judgment. When a person intentionally disobeys a court order they can be found in contempt of court. There are several sanctions that can be handed down if a person is found to be in contempt of court. Call Greg in Fargo at 701-297-2890 if you have further questions about these sanctions.
A mediator doesn’t advise or advocate for either party involved, but rather spearheads a conversation that satisfies all parties’ concerns and comes to a workable solution. Having Greg as a skilled mediation attorney can produce solutions that may have otherwise been forgotten or simply overlooked. Sometimes a family matter just needs the help of a mediator to get items accomplished rather than going through the court system to find the same end result.
Often times people ask for name changes for their children during a paternity action or if they remarry and they want the child to share their new last name. This said, sometimes adults change their names for various reasons. The purpose of the name change cannot be for an immoral or fraudulent reason. Greg is here to answer any questions you might have regarding changing your name in North Dakota.
When a person says something or does an act that is unwanted and the words said or the acts done were intended to adversely affect the safety or privacy of the recipient, the recipient of the words or acts may get a restraining order. The restraining order can prevent contact with the recipient and/or prevent the person engaging in disorderly conduct from going to certain places.
Domestic violence protection orders are similar to a disorderly conduct restraining order, but take place with a family member. Protection orders are also further reaching than a protection order, as they can also control parenting time issues.
Termination of Parental Rights
A lot of times a person’s parental rights are terminated when they are voluntarily giving their child up for adoption. However, sometimes in rare instances a person’s parental rights can be terminated involuntarily.
Contact Our Fargo Family Law Attorney Today
Each of these topics can be convoluted and difficult to understand for the layperson. It is important to seek legal help on these issues so that your rights are protected. Call 701-297-2890 to reach family law attorney Greg Liebl in Fargo, ND today.