Dedicated Attorney Helping Fargo-Moorhead Clients With Their Parenting Rights Cases
According to North Dakota family law, parenting rights and responsibilities can be established between parents who are either unmarried or are litigating a divorce. The most common issues in the realm of parenting rights and responsibilities include residential responsibility of children (also known as custody), parenting time (also known as visitation), decision-making responsibilities, child support, and medical coverage for the child.
If you and the other parent can’t agree on all issues about parenting rights and responsibilities, you need to file a contested parenting rights and responsibilities action in written form. The first primary document you need to have written up is a summons that you present to the other parent that notifies them of the parenting rights and responsibilities process and informs then that they must file a written answer to the court in order to participate in the case. The second document is a complaint that you file with the court that gives the court identifying information about you, the other parent and your children, and tells the court what parenting rights and responsibilities you are pursuing. Subsequent court procedures in the dispute will require more documentation.
These forms need to be highly detailed and capture a majority if not all of the matters about which you have disagreements with the other parent. You have the legal right to represent yourself fully, including creating these documents on your own. But you’re best served having an experienced lawyer focused on putting this paperwork together. At O’Day Law Office, PC, we’re ready to help.