Legal Information: North Dakota


February 26, 2019

Am I eligible to file for divorce in North Dakota?

To be eligible for divorce in North Dakota, you must have been a resident of North Dakota at least 6 months before a judge issues the divorce decree.1 Your spouse does not have to live in North Dakota. As long as you will have been a resident for at least six months before your divorce goes through, you can file for a divorce in North Dakota.2

1 N.D.C.C. § 14-05-17
2Smith v. Smith, 459 N.W.2d 785