Legal Information: North Dakota

Know the Laws

Most of the laws relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault are based on state law.

Information about protection orders, disorderly conduct restraining orders, and moving in and out of state with a protection order.

Information about custody in North Dakota.

This page includes information that is specific to this state, about parental kidnapping, also called custodial interference. There is also a page for general information that you may find helpful. Custody and kidnapping are particularly complicated and it is important to try to find an experienced lawyer to help you with your case.

Information about divorce in North Dakota.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in North Dakota and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it may be illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.

General information about your right to sue an abuser for medical costs, destroyed property, or other damages.