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Questions farmers should ask when planning their estate

Posted by Brett Brudvik | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fields of soybeans, corn, wheat and other crops are a common sight when driving through Minnesota and North Dakota, and it is easy to see that farming is still a common occupation. However, when these farmers plan their estates, they face some unique concerns. Is one of your children going to tak...

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Factors that determine child custody in North Dakota

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Mar 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

When parents decide to end their marriage or relationship, one of the most difficult and challenging decisions can be working together on a co-parenting plan for their children. Couples frequently disagree over which parent will be the primary custodian, how much time both parents will spend with...

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How to behave at a sobriety checkpoint

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Sep 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

In North Dakota, sobriety checkpoints have the backing of the public. In fact, according to the North Dakota Prevention Resource and Media Center, more than 70% of the state's residents support DUI checkpoints. Officers also believe sobriety checkpoints to be an effective way to enforce the state...

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Tips for Testifying in Court

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Apr 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Written By Ashley Heitkamp of Brudvik Law Office, P.C. Testifying in court can be stressful and nerve-wracking for many people. It is often a new experience and one that carries a lot of weight. If you have been called to testify in court, read the general tips below to try to help you prepare fo...

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4 reasons to update your will now

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Mar 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like most of your neighbors, you work hard every day. Whether you have millions of dollars or just a few assets, you want control over what happens to your belongings. If you do not have a comprehensive will, you may have little say in the matter. Further, if you have not reviewed your will in a ...

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5 estate planning goals for 2019

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Dec 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now that 2019 is here, you may be thinking about your future more intently. Your New Year resolutions may include goals involving your health, relationships, work and family. Are you thinking about your estate plan?  The New Year is the perfect opportunity to start thinking about your estate plan...

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The connection between college towns and DUIs

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Sep 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

When college students flood their campuses at the beginning of fall for the start of classes, college towns once again fill up with their school-year resident population. Along with the boost that students provide to local college-town economies, there are also particular risks and hazards that c...

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What factors are involved in child custody decisions?

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Jun 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are facing divorce, you are probably wondering how the court will decide matters pertaining to the custody of your children. The same applies if you are already divorced but need to modify the custody agreement that is in place. In the state of North Dakota, a judge will always begin by ta...

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Use trust and common sense in choosing your executor

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Mar 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

When you are preparing your will, choosing your executor will be a top priority. Right away, you may think about naming your spouse for the task, but is this a good idea? There are several points to consider about the person you choose, and attributes you might admire in a relative or good friend...

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More than fines await college students convicted of DUI

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Dec 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most college students experiment with alcohol. Some drink occasionally and some become binge drinkers. Many feel they are able to drive when they have only had a few beers, but that is a bad idea. Some college-age drivers think a DUI is nothing more than a simple traffic offense, but you should b...

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Forgetting about Fido and other estate-planning mistakes

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Jul 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are finally getting around to giving some serious thought to estate planning, congratulations on your foresight. Not everyone has it. Before you get together with your attorney, it is a good idea to gather as much information as you can about your assets —  investments, banking information...

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If I have a will, do I need a trust?

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Mar 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you have been considering setting up a trust, you undoubtedly have many questions. For one thing, you may wonder why you would need one when you already have a will. You might also wonder what happens to a trust after you pass on. Here are a few of the basics that may help you decide whether e...

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Here are the basic elements you need in your will

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Dec 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Basic estate planning is a necessary fact of life, but it is still something that many people put off or talk themselves out of keeping up with. There are a variety of reasons why that is, but the fact is that solid estate planning is the only way to be sure that one's wishes will be followed aft...

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3 reasons why drug courts are preferable to jail time

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Nov 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

People who are arrested for driving under the influence are often caught up in a cycle of addiction that is hard to break. While jail may seem like the best option for them to serve their time since they broke the law, there is a newer approach to helping these people that is surprisingly effecti...

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Brudvik Law Office Attorney receives Lead Counsel Rating

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Sep 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

LeadCounsel.org has given Brudvik Law Office Attorney Brett Brudvik the Lead Counsel Rating in Estate Planning Law. “The Lead Counsel Verification was established in 1997 as a quality assurance tool consumers and businesses can use to quickly and easily evaluate a prospective attorney's ability a...

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Litigation woes persist for Dell-EMC merger

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Aug 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

North Dakota residents who follow the technology sector will no doubt be aware of the proposed merger between Dell Inc. and EMC Corp. The $60 million dollar deal was first proposed in October 2015, and an EMC filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicates that it will likely be...

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Bollywood star sued for $500K for breach of contract

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Aug 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

North Dakota fans of Bollywood star Mohit Chauhan might be interested in learning that he is currently facing a civil lawsuit in the U.S. alleging that he breached a contract to perform. According to sources, the plaintiff company is demanding that he be ordered to pay them half a million dollars...

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General liability business disputes

Posted by Brett Brudvik | Jul 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

When operating any kind of business, whether big or small, there is the possibility that your business may become involved in a liability lawsuit. It is generally required for any business to carry some form of general liability insurance to protect your business from crippling losses in the even...

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