North Dakota Divorce

Comparing North Dakota divorce attorneys? You’re not alone. No one goes into a marriage expecting that it will end in divorce. Divorce is a time of change for families. It means new homes. It means new rules. For you, your spouse, and your children, it probably means a lot of questions.

Your case may involve some, or all, of these issues:


  • Residential responsibility (custody)
  • Parenting time (visitation)
  • Division of marital debts
  • Allocation of real estate interests
  • Distribution of personal property and vehicles
  • Physical, emotional, or verbal abuse
  • Chemical dependency issues
  • Child support
  • Appraisals of real property, including farmland or commercial buildings
  • Division of business assets
  • Tracing or other forensic accounting needs
  • High net worth estate
  • Future income projections and retirement planning
  • Spousal support (alimony)

If you’re looking for a divorce attorney in Grand Forks, ND, or are comparing Fargo divorce lawyers, you may have questions about the process. You don’t need to prove specific grounds, like adultery, cruelty, neglect, or criminal behavior to legally terminate your marriage. However, North Dakota Courts do look at a variety of factors in making determinations related to property division and spousal support. In North Dakota, it only takes one party seeking a divorce to make it happen. Divorce can be especially difficult if you are not the party seeking the separation. We are here to help through the emotional parts of your case too … not just the legal ones.

There are divorce lawyers in Fargo, ND, and throughout the state that can help you, but if we have learned one lesson in our careers, it’s that there is no such thing as a “simple divorce.”  When you are experiencing this life-changing event, you need an attorney who will look at the whole picture and ensure your concerns are addressed at every turn. Not every case has to be an expensive, contested battle.  But even in an amicable separation, it’s important that your questions get answered and your pleadings are prepared in an effective and efficient manner.

We believe divorce cases are best resolved outside the courtroom. Our philosophy and mission always is to attempt every possible settlement avenue to let our clients maintain control of their lives and their case. Our clients are active team members, assisting with their divorce cases at every turn.

However, judges and courtrooms are always there if your case cannot be resolved in a negotiated setting. With more than thirty-five years of experience litigating contested divorce matters, our attorneys will be prepared and powerful advocates for you at any hearing or trial.

Whether you need a Grand Forks divorce attorney or a lawyer who does divorce/family law in North Dakota, get in touch with us.

Helpful links:

North Dakota Supreme Court
North Dakota Child Support Calculator
ND Parents Forever
ND Collaborative Divorce