North Dakota Grandparent’s Rights

Grandparent Rights to Visitation: Visitation may be granted at any time upon a finding by the court that the visitation would be in the child’s best interest and would not interfere with the parent-child relationship. Title 14, Chapter 14-09, Section 14-09-06 (N.D.C.C. 14-09-06).

When Adoption Occurs: Visitation rights terminate unless the adoption is by a stepparent or grandparent.

Child Custody Statutes: Factors: (1) love, affection and emotional ties between child and each party; (2) each party’s capacity and disposition to give love, affection and guidance, and to continue the child’s education; (3) each party’s disposition to provide food, clothing, medical care and other material needs; (4) length of time the child has been in a stable, satisfactory environment, and the desirability of maintaining continuity; (5) the permanence, as a family unit, of the existing or proposed custodial home; (6) moral fitness of the parties; (7) mental and physical health of the parties; (8) child’s home, school and community record; (9) the reasonable preference of the child, if of sufficient intelligence, understanding and experience; (10) any existence of domestic violence; (11) the interaction and interrelationship between the child and parties, siblings and other significant persons; and (12) any other relevant factor. N.D.C.C. 14-05-22 and 14-09 et seq.

Parents May Choose: Yes

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