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Legal Statutes: North Dakota

UPDATED September 24, 2014

North Dakota Statutes

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Chapter 14-05. Divorce

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Willful neglect is the failure of either spouse to provide for the common necessaries of life for the other party, when that spouse has the ability to do so and the party alleging neglect does not have the ability, or when a spouse fails to provide by reason of idleness, profligacy, or dissipation.
S.L. 1927, ch. 132, § 1; S.L. 1983, ch. 172, § 12.