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Legal Statutes: North Dakota

UPDATED December 17, 2015

North Dakota Statutes

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Chapter 14-09. Parent and Child

back to top14-09-07. Residence of child

1. A parent with primary residential responsibility for a child may not change the primary residence of the child to another state except upon order of the court or with the consent of the other parent, if the other parent has been given parenting time by the decree.

2. A parent with equal residential responsibility for a child may not change the residence of the child to another state except with consent of the other parent or order of the court allowing the move and awarding that parent primary residential responsibility.

3. A court order is not required if the other parent:

a. Has not exercised parenting time for a period of one year; or

b. Has moved to another state and is more than fifty miles [80.47 kilometers] from the residence of the parent with primary residential responsibility.
S.L. 1979, ch. 194, § 5; S.L. 1991, ch. 150, § 1; S.L. 2009, ch. 149, § 9, eff. Aug. 1, 2009.