Legal Services

Whether the attorneys at Elsberry & Shively are guiding a client through a complex divorce involving business or oil + gas assets or handling a simple divorce, their focus always remains on the unique needs of the client and the individualized goals. Elsberry & Shively has a reputation of obtaining favorable results in a professional manner and with the highest level of integrity.

Divorce & Custody Mediation

Resolving a divorce or parenting action through mediation rather than the litigation process will save time, money, and emotional strain. With mediation, the future of a family unit can be determined in a collaborative rather than adversarial manner.



 Post-Judgment Matters

 Grandparent and Third Party Visitation Rights

Adoption & Surrogacy

  Surrogacy Agreements

 Step-Parent Adoptions


 Termination of Parental Rights

Family Law

The attorneys at Elsberry & Shively have successfully resolved complex divorce cases involving a wide variety of business entities, oil and gas interests, and more. As for parenting responsibility actions, the focus always remains on the best interests of the children. When settlement is the best option for the clients, cases can be resolved in a cost-effective manner, and clients may never have to set foot into a courtroom. When trial is required, the attorneys at Elsberry & Shively carefully analyze the entire case, focus on the client’s specific goals, and successfully guide their clients through the litigation process.



 Modification of Court Orders

 Prenuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements

 Grandparents’ Rights and Third-Party Visitation Rights

  Post-Judgment Custody Issues

 Contempt and Order to Show Cause

 Domestic Violence Protection Orders

 Restraining Orders

Criminal Defense


 Misdemeanor Offenses

 Felony Offenses


Oil & Gas

Elsberry & Shively has extensive experience in completing mineral and surface title opinions, as well as North Dakota and ancillary probate actions. From this, the firm is able to guide mineral and surface owners through the curative process in a cost-effective manner.  The firm also handles quiet title actions, both at the district court and appellate level.

 Title Examination

 Review and Completion of Curative

 Quiet Title Actions

Additional Services



 Tribal Law

 Name Changes