North Dakota Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony Factors

In North Dakota the support payments (if any) can certainly influence how the marital property distribution is awarded, which is why it can become a very intricate part of the final outcome of any divorce. Keeping this in mind, if you and your spouse are unable to reach and agreement on this issue, the District Court will order support from one spouse to the other on a case-by-case basis as follows:

1. The court will take into consideration the unique circumstances of the parties.

2. The court may require one party to pay spousal support to the other party for any period of time.

3. The court may modify its spousal support orders and all support orders may be made through the clerk of the court. (North Dakota Century Code - Volume 3A - Chapters: 14-05-24)

You can also read more about North Dakota spousal support in the North Dakota state statutes located at: