Legal Information: North Dakota

Know the Laws - By State

Please see below for state-specific laws that might be useful for victims and survivors of domestic violence. This information is written in a Q & A format and is meant to provide you with easy-to-understand information. You can also reach us at our Email Hotline if you have more specific questions.

A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.

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 has some general information (not state-specific) about when one parent takes a child out of the state or country without the other parent’s consent.

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.