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I agree with other reviews that Timothy O'Brien over represents his capabilities. In the first consultation... more
Fargo  Timothy Alan O'Brien

Timothy O'Brien

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Fargo  Deanna Ballou Jensen

Deanna Jensen

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David Hardy

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Fargo  Douglas A. Shartrand

Douglas Shartrand

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Fargo  Elzie Alford Jr

Elzie Alford

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Fargo  Andrew B Vallejos

Andrew Vallejos

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Fred was amazing. My wife's English is her second language. Fred took the time and patience to make sure what... more
Fargo  Frederick Mendoza

Frederick Mendoza

Seattle, WA Business
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Fargo  Terrance Roosevelt Bethune

Terrance Bethune

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practicing lawyers in Fargo

In the 1800s, Fargo's lenient divorce laws gave it the nickname "Divorce Capital of the West." At the time, there were no restrictions whatsoever on divorcing.

Fargo's divorce laws were amended in 1877 to require 3 months of residency. However, this just meant people registered a hotel for three months and then left on the train they came in on. This process was known as the "Ten Minute Divorce," as that was the length of time the train remained in Fargo.

The practice finally stopped in 1899 when the law was changed to require 1 year of residency and proof of U.S. citizenship.

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