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I Hired Deann For My Custody Case A Couple Years Ago. She Was Fantastic And I Can't Imagine How It Could Have... more
Fargo  Deann Marie Pladson

Deann Pladson

Fargo, ND Family
Avvo rating 7.1
Greg was my attorney throughout a custody battle that lasted a year with my son's father. While working with... more
Fargo  Gregory William Liebl

Gregory Liebl

Fargo, ND Adoption
Avvo rating 6.8
Luke was a great help. He communicated often and effectively. He was always straight forward and honest with... more
Fargo  Luke Thomas Heck

Luke Heck

Fargo, ND Criminal Defense
Avvo rating 6.5
I had Jennifer work on a prenuptial agreement for me and my future wife and she did an excellent job helping... more
Fargo  Jennifer E. Albaugh

Jennifer Albaugh

Fargo, ND Adoption
Avvo rating 8.4
He is a really good lawyer. Highly recommended. He is knowledgeable about the law and really cares about his... more
Fargo  James F. Lester

James Lester

Fargo, ND Lawyer
Avvo rating 6.7
The experience was good. They were very good and helpful. They were very informative. They explained... more
Fargo  Franklyn G Gokey

Franklyn Gokey

Fargo, ND Immigration
Avvo rating 10.0
The experience was good. They were very good and helpful. They were very informative. They explained... more
Fargo  Franklyn G Gokey

Franklyn Gokey

Fargo, ND Immigration
Avvo rating 10.0
Lesley has experience in the child support area prior to practicing family law. She is honest and will tell... more
Fargo  Lesley Brooke Foss

Lesley Foss

Fargo, ND Family
Avvo rating 7.0

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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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