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If you lack the confidence, or motivation, to explore estate planning options for your family, you’re not alone. A recent study by Everplans indicates more than a quarter of people surveyed felt they …

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According to a 2017 Gallup poll, only half of all Americans have a written will. While that might not shock you, of those surveyed under age 50, only 30% had a written will. The bottom line is, it’s a…

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If you’re involved in a dispute, it’s likely a court will urge you to consider Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). In fact, in North Dakota, courts require parties to discuss ADR. So, what is Alter…

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Children and finances are major concerns at the end of a marriage or civil partnership. You want to do the best you can for your children, but resolving the complicated issues related to childcare arr…

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Same-sex adoption has seen tremendous growth in recent years. According to research by the Williams Institute, same-sex couples are four times more likely to adopt a child than different-sex couples. …

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You’ve finally decided.  Now is the time. It’s time to adopt a child. Your home has been missing something, and you know that the joy of a new child in your family is exactly what you need. The idea …

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When going through a legal dispute, there can be confusion regarding the decision to use a traditional attorney or a mediator. Many times, people mistakenly believe they must pick between the two opti…

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What Does “ART” Mean?  ART is an acronym for “assisted reproductive technology.”  The term describes all fertility treatments where both egg and sperm are handled outside the body.  To an infertile c…

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Prenuptial agreements have an image problem.  We think they’re unromantic and, on that score, it’s hard to argue.  However, other perceptions are not as accurate.  Take these, for example: “A prenupt…

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In today’s America, half of all children are born out of wedlock and about half of all married parents eventually divorce.  In other words, literally millions of American children are being raised by …