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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 top14-09-30. Parenting plans--Contents

1. In any proceeding to establish or modify a judgment providing for parenting time with a child, the parents shall develop and file with the court a parenting plan to be included in the court's decree. If the parents are unable to agree on a parenting plan, the court shall issue a parenting plan considering the best interests of the child.

2. A parenting plan must include, at a minimum, provisions regarding the following or an explanation as to why a provision is not included:

a. Decisionmaking responsibility relative to:

(1) Routine or day-to-day decisions; and

(2) Major decisions such as education, health care, and spiritual development;

b. Information sharing and access, including telephone and electronic access;

c. Legal residence of a child for school attendance;

d. Residential responsibility, parenting time, and parenting schedule, including:

(1) Holidays and days off from school, birthday, and vacation planning;

(2) Weekends and weekdays; and

(3) Summers;

e. Transportation and exchange of the child, considering the safety of the parties;

f. Procedure for review and adjustment of the plan; and

g. Methods for resolving disputes.
S.L. 2009, ch. 149, § 4, eff. Aug. 1, 2009.