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North Dakota Divorce Laws
North Dakota Residency Requirements
A separation or divorce may not be granted unless the plaintiff in good faith has been a resident of the state for six months next preceding commencement of the action. If the plaintiff has not been a resident of this state for the six months preceding commencement of the action, a separation or divorce may be granted if the plaintiff in good faith has been a resident of this state for the six months immediately preceding entry of the decree of separation or divorce. The Dissolution of Marriage is typically filed with in county in which the filing spouse resides. (North Dakota Century Code - Volume 3A - Chapters: 14-05-17 and 28-04-05)
North Dakota Divorce Grounds:
A. Irreconcilable differences. Irreconcilable differences are those grounds which are determined by the court to be substantial reasons for not continuing the marriage and which make it appear that the marriage should be dissolved. (North Dakota Century Code - Volume 3A - Chapters: 14-05-03)
North Dakota Property and Debt Division
When a divorce is granted, if the parties can not agree otherwise, the court shall make an equitable distribution of the property and debts of the parties. The court may redistribute property in a postjudgment proceeding if a party has failed to disclose property and debts as required by rules adopted by the Supreme Court or the party fails to comply with the terms of a court order distributing property and debts. (North Dakota Century Code - Volume 3A - Chapters: 14-05-24)
North Dakota Spousal Support, Maintenance, or Alimony:
If the parties have not agreed to a support amount, the court will take into consideration the circumstances of the parties, the court may require one party to pay spousal support to the other party for any period of time. The court may modify its spousal support orders and all support orders may be made through the clerk of the court. (North Dakota Century Code - Volume 3A - Chapters: 14-05-24)
North Dakota Custody and Visitation:
For the purpose of custody, the best interests and welfare of the child is determined by the court's consideration and evaluation of all factors affecting the best interests and welfare of the child. These factors include all of the following when applicable: 1. The love, affection, and other emotional ties existing between the parents and child. 2. The capacity and disposition of the parents to give the child love, affection, and guidance and to continue the education of the child. 3. The disposition of the parents to provide the child with food, clothing, medical care, or other remedial care recognized and permitted under the laws of this state in lieu of medical care, and other material needs. 4. The length of time the child has lived in a stable satisfactory environment and the desirability of maintaining continuity. 5. The permanence, as a family unit, of the existing or proposed custodial home. 6. The moral fitness of the parents. 7. The mental and physical health of the parents. 8. The home, school, and community record of the child. 9. The reasonable preference of the child, if the court deems the child to be of sufficient intelligence, understanding, and experience to express a preference. 10. Evidence of domestic violence. 11. The interaction and interrelationship, or the potential for interaction and interrelationship, of the child with any person who resides in 12. The making of false allegations not made in good faith, by one parent against the other, of harm to a child. 13. Any other factors considered by the court to be relevant to a particular child custody dispute. (North Dakota Century Code - Volume 3A - Chapters: 14-05-22, 14-09-06, 14-09-06.1 and .2)
North Dakota Child Support:
The court will decide and establish a support obligation for those spouses that cannot come to an agreement. The court will apply the support guidelines by suing the net incomes of each parent as well as examining the resources that are available to each parent and any out of the ordinary circumstances that may warrant the inability to pay a certain amount of support. If the court desires, the support amount can be garnished from wages to ensure accurate and timely payments.
Unless dates for the commencement or termination of a child support obligation are specified by the court's order, a judgment or order requiring the payment of child support is effective as to the child in the month in which the order is signed and continues until the end of the month in which the support obligation terminates. (North Dakota Century Code - Volume 3A - Chapters: 14-08-07, 14-09-08, 14-09-08, 14-09-09)
North Dakota Common Questions
How Do I Know if I Should File in North Dakota?
One would typically file for divorce in the state in which he or she or his or her spouse resides. If you have recently moved to a new state and wish to file in that new state, you may have to establish residency prior to filing.
If you are in the military and are stationed on a base outside your residency state, you typically are able to file in that state or in your residency state.
If you are in the military and are stationed overseas, you would typically file in your home residency state.
Can I Use 3StepDivorceTM if I Have Children?
Yes. The system and your documents will address all the issues regarding your children such as, but not limited to; custody arrangements, visitation and time-sharing, child support, and medical coverage.
How Much Are the North Dakota Filing and/or Court Fees?
The filing and/or court fees are not included in our fee and typically range from $50.00 to $350.00 in total depending on your location of filing and whether or not you have children. The 3StepDivorce service will typically help you yield the lowest filing fee for you because both you and your spouse are in agreement.
How Long Will the Process Take in North Dakota?
The process takes an average of less than 1 hour to answer the required questions and generate the documents. Once you file your documents with the court according the filing procedures, the length of time will vary depending on the number of cases in front of yours. Each court has only one or just a few Judges, Masters, or Referees to review all the pending cases.
Should I File or Should My Spouse File?
As a rule of thumb, for uncontested divorces, the spouse who really wants the divorce to be finalized typically does the filing.
Where and How Do I File My Documents?
The documents are filed at your local county courthouse in the family law or domestic relations division or department. Inside your account you will receive step-by-step filing procedures.
Can I Mail or Fax My Documents to the Clerk?
Many courts do permit you to mail and/or fax the documents. This will vary from county to county and state to state, so it will be best to check with the clerk at the courthouse when you are ready to file.
Do I Have to Go to Court in North Dakota?
Depending on your state and your situation, you may or may not have to attend a short hearing. Most of the time when a hearing is required, it only lasts 10-15 minutes and only the filing spouse must attend. The hearing is where you will be granted your divorce and the judge will sign the final judgment or decree.
Do I Have to Also Hire a Lawyer?
3StepDivorce is designed for you to do your own uncontested divorce without hiring a lawyer. You will be acting as your own lawyer and filing for your own divorce. Should you need or desire legal advice or should your divorce become contested, we do suggest you hire the services of a lawyer.
Will My Name Also Be Changed?
The wife has the option to change her name back to her former or maiden name through the 3StepDivorce solution.
When is the Divorce Actually Finalized in North Dakota?
The divorce is typically finalized when the Judge signs the final judgment or decree. We give a window of 30-90 days from the filing date, but this will vary due to case load at the courthouse and any mandatory waiting periods.
North Dakota Divorce Forms
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This easy to use online divorce is a "do it yourself (without a lawyer)" solution for any uncontested divorce (with or without children) that will be filed in the state of North Dakota. An uncontested divorce is one in which you and your spouse are in agreement and eliminates the stress and expense of settling your divorce in court.
With 3StepDivorceTM you will complete and print your North Dakota divorce forms (including a marital settlement agreement) instantly. Then, follow our step-by-step filing procedures to file your own divorce in North Dakota in a timely, professional, and hassle free fashion. The online software is designed to give you full control of your divorce and also avoids the use of third party data entry, thus helping protect your personal information and privacy. If you're not ready to file for divorce in North Dakota, learn more about getting your Separation Agreement or learn more about the basics of divorce in North Dakota.
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