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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 top14-09-33. References to child custody and custodial parent

Any law that refers to the “custody” of a child means the allocation of parental rights and responsibilities as provided in this chapter. Any law that refers to a “custodial parent” or “primary residential responsibility” means a parent with more than fifty percent of the residential responsibility and any reference to a noncustodial parent means a parent with less than fifty percent of the residential responsibility.
S.L. 2009, ch. 149, § 10, eff. Aug. 1, 2009.