Legal Information: North Dakota


November 9, 2022

What might I get in a divorce?

As a part of a divorce, you can get what the judge determines to be your equitable (fair) share of the marital property and debts.1  You may also be eligible for child support and/or spousal support.  To read more about under what circumstances a spousal support order can be terminated, you can go to our ND Statutes page. Custody can also be decided as part of the divorce.  You can read more about custody in North Dakota on our Custody page.

You may also be able to ask the judge for other types of relief like:

  • Changing your name back to your maiden name;
  • Health insurance coverage for you and your children that is paid for by the other spouse; and/or
  • Naming of your children as beneficiaries on your ex-spouse’s life insurance plan.

To find out more information, we suggest talking to a lawyer.  Go to our ND Finding a Lawyer page for legal referrals.

1 N.D.C.C. § 14-05-24(1)

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