North Dakota allows you to complete your divorce without an attorney if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on what to do with your property and how you will care for any children that you have.
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:
- Complete the DivorceWriter online interview.
- Review and sign your completed divorce papers.
- File the Petition for Divorce and related documents with the court clerk.
- The judge finalizes the divorce by signing the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order for Judgment. The court will mail a copy of the Judgment to both parties.
Division of property & debt, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), spousal support, and more are covered.
Forms and detailed filing instructions are specific to North Dakota. DivorceWriter offers a money back guarantee if your documents are not accepted by the Court.