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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 top14-05-17. Residence requirements

A separation or divorce may not be granted unless the plaintiff in good faith has been a resident of the state for six months next 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 separation or 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 separation or divorce.
S.L. 1899, ch. 75, § 1; S.L. 1915, ch. 122, § 1; S.L. 1943, ch. 217, § 1; S.L. 1981, ch. 165, § 1; S.L. 1985, ch. 191, § 1; S.L. 1991, ch. 147, § 1; S.L. 2001, ch. 149, § 7.

Codifications: Civ. C. 1877, § 61; R.C. 1895, § 2755; R.C. 1899, § 2755; R.C. 1905, § 4067; C.L. 1913, § 4398; 1925 Supp., § 4398; R.C. 1943, § 14-0517.