Unless otherwise specified by court order, a monthly child support obligation included in an order
issued by a North Dakota court will terminate if the obligor under the order is awarded primary
residential responsibility of the child or children on whose behalf the obligation is owed.
This rule applies when primary residential responsibility is changed or granted by a North Dakota
court in: (1) the same civil action as the previous support order;
(2) a separate civil action in the same county; or
(3) a separate civil action in a different county.
If primary residential responsibility is changed or granted in a separate civil action, the party awarded
primary residential responsibility must file a copy of the order awarding primary residential
responsibility in the prior action.
Rule 8.14 was adopted, effective January 1, 2016.
Sources: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of September 24-25, 2015, pages ______, January 29-30, 2015, pages 10-13; September 25-26, 2014, pages 24-25.