North Dakota Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in North Dakota
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in North Dakota. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the North Dakota online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in North Dakota are as follows:

  • The plaintiff, in good faith, must have been a resident of the state for six months immediately 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 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 divorce

  • (North Dakota Century Code - Volume 3A - Chapters: 14-05-17 and 28-04-05)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in North Dakota:

  • No Fault:
    • Irreconcilable differences
  • Fault:
    • Adultery
    • Extreme cruelty
    • Willful desertion
    • Willful neglect
    • Abuse of alcohol or controlled substances
    • Conviction of felony

    (North Dakota Century Code - Volume 3A - Chapters: 14-05-03)

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