North Dakota Residency Requirements
You must have been a resident of North Dakota for six (6) months immediately before filing for divorce. If you have not been a resident for this time period, the divorce cannot be finalized until you have been a resident for six (6) full months immediately before the entry of the Decree of Divorce.
Grounds For Divorce
North Dakota is a no-fault divorce state. In a no-fault divorce the spouses agree that irreconcilable differences caused the breakdown of the marriage.
Filing Your Divorce
The basic steps for filing for a divorce in are as follows:
- You review and sign the initial divorce documents, then file them with the court clerk.
- You serve you spouse and provide your spouse with the divorce documents he/she needs to complete.
- You then file the remaining documents with the court clerk.
- Once the judge signs the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order for Judgment, the court will mail a copy of the Judgment to both parties. A court hearing is not required unless the judge decides one is necessary or if minor children are involved.
Division of property & debt, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), spousal support, and more are covered.
If you select a North Dakota divorce without children, you are selecting the following forms:
- Petition for Divorce
- Settlement Agreement
- Property and Debt Listing
- Affidavit of Proof for Stipulated Judgment
- Admission of Service
- Defendant's Answer
- Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order for Judgment
- Judgment and Decree
If you select a North Dakota divorce with children, you are selecting the non-children forms as well as a Parenting Plan, Financial Affidavits, Notice of Hearing and Appearance and Child Support Worksheet(s).
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