APPENDIX A. SUMMONS IN ACTION FOR DIVORCE OR SEPARATION
Effective Date: 3/1/2011
|STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA,||In District Court|
|County of _______.||_____ Judicial District
|A. B., Plaintiff|
|C. D., Defendant|
The State of North Dakota to the above named defendant:
You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the complaint in this action, which is [herewith served upon you] [or will be filed with the clerk of this court], by serving upon the undersigned an answer or other proper response within twenty-one days after the service of this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY RESTRAINING PROVISIONS
Under Rule 8.4 of the North Dakota Rules of Court, upon service of this summons, you, and your spouse, are bound by the restraints following:
(1) Neither spouse shall dispose of, sell, encumber, or otherwise dissipate any of the parties' assets, except:
a. For necessities of life or for the necessary generation of income or preservation of assets; or
b. For retaining counsel to carry on or to contest the proceeding.
If a spouse disposes of, sells, encumbers, or otherwise dissipates assets during the interim period, that spouse shall provide to the other spouse an accounting within 30 days.
(2) Neither spouse shall harass the other spouse.
(3) All currently available insurance coverage must be maintained and continued without change in coverage or beneficiary designation.
(4) Neither spouse shall remove any of their minor children from North Dakota without the written consent of the other spouse or order of the court except for temporary periods.
IF EITHER SPOUSE VIOLATES ANY OF THESE PROVISIONS, THAT SPOUSE MAY BE IN CONTEMPT OF COURT.
Dated ____________________ Signed:_______________
Attorney for Plaintiff