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North Dakota Divorce
The North Dakota Family Law Center is a resource on divorce and family law in the State of North Dakota for non-lawyers and pro se litigants. Please let us know if we have omitted a link to an important state resource and we will gladly add it.
Courts and Community ResourcesLawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
North Dakota Judicial System
Legal Assistance of North Dakota
State Bar Association of North Dakota
University of North Dakota School of Law - Law Library
State Statutory ResourcesIf you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the links below:
North Dakota Legislative Branch
2009 North Dakota Century Code
Divorce LawNorth Dakota is not a No-Fault jurisdiction. The grounds for divorce in North Dakota are: adultery, cruelty, desertion or willful neglect for one year, habitual intemperance for one year, conviction of a felony, insanity for at least five years, or irreconcilable differences
In order to be granted a divorce in North Dakota, the filing party must have been a resident of the state for at least six months. A military person (along with his or her spouse) stationed in North Dakota is considered a resident for the purposes of this title. If you do not meet the residence requirements, you must file for divorce in the state in which you claim legal residence. (ND Chapter 14-05)
Time: It generally takes from one month to one year for a divorce to be granted, with the average being one to three months.North Dakota Chapter 14-05 - Divorce
Marriage and Living Together LawsThere is no waiting period before one can remarry after a divorce in North Dakota unless a waiting period is specified in the divorce decree. (14-05-02)
Child SupportChild Support Explained
North Dakota Child Support Guidelines, Forms, and Resources
North Dakota Child Support Enforcement Agency
Child Custody and Visitation LawNorth Dakota makes custody decisions based on the best interests of the child.
FAQ on Child Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources