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Nicholas Nelson

Nicholas Nelson

Southern Valley Legal Services PLLC
  • Landlord Tenant, Family Law, Criminal Law ...
  • North Dakota
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My purpose is to protect individual liberty and provide access to United States justice.

University of North Dakota School of Law
J.D. (2016) | Law
Activities: Student Bar Association - President
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Minnesota State College & University - Bemidji State University
B.A. (2013) | Political Science
Activities: Student Senate - Co President
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Professional Experience
Law Clerk
Wahpeton Law Firm
Professional Associations
North Dakota State Bar  # 08754
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State Bar Association of North Dakota  # 08754
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American Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Dakota
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8th Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
    60 minute free consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    25-30% plus costs
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $50.00 - $150.00 per hour
Practice Areas
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Legal Answers
Q. Child custody
A: Your question has multiple factors that cannot be adequately answered without a full consultation.

However, general speaking, a parent may bring a custody dispute in ND if the child lives in ND. To protect your parental rights, you may want to file for a judicial order that gives you custody and prevents the father from taking the children out of state.

***This is general legal information, and I cannot provide adequate legal advice without first discussing at length the particular facts and circumstances of your matter.***
Q. Is a k9 sniff sufficient probable cause to search a stopped vehicle
A: A K9 sniff is sufficient probable cause subject to certain limitations. Relevant circumstances include whether the K9 was initially present on scene, the original reason for the traffic stop, the length of the traffic stop, etc. In certain situations, relevant circumstances may deem the K9 stiff unconstitutional, thus not admissible as evidence.

This is general legal information, and I am unable to give adequate legal advice without first speaking with you at length of the circumstances surrounding your particular situation.
Q. Can the mother lose custody if she lets our son hang around a sex offender who failed to register?
A: North Dakota Century Code CHAPTER 14-09 PARENT AND CHILD deals with parental rights and when they can be taken away. I hope this helps!
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Southern Valley Legal Services PLLC
921 Dakota Ave. Ste. A
Wahpeton, ND 58075
Telephone: (701) 640-9632