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Legal Statutes: North Dakota

UPDATED December 17, 2015

North Dakota Statutes

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Chapter 14-05. Divorce

back to top14-05-22. Parental rights and responsibilities--Costs

1. In an action for divorce, the court, before or after judgment, may give direction for parenting rights and responsibilities of the children of the marriage and may vacate or modify the same at any time. Any award or change of primary parental responsibilities must be made in accordance with the provisions of chapter 14-09.

2. After making an award of primary residential responsibility, the court, upon request of the other parent, shall grant such rights of parenting time as will enable the child to maintain a parent-child relationship that will be beneficial to the child, unless the court finds, after a hearing, that such rights of parenting time are likely to endanger the child's physical or emotional health.
S.L. 1979, ch. 194, § 1; S.L. 1989, ch. 178, § 1; S.L. 1991, ch. 148, § 1; S.L. 1993, ch. 144, § 1; S.L. 1997, ch. 147, § 1; S.L. 2009, ch. 149, § 1, eff. Aug. 1, 2009.