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Modify Visitation (N.D. Court Orders Only)


When a North Dakota state district court awards parenting time (visitation) in a family law case, such as divorce, legal separation, or other action to establish parenting rights and responsibilities (custody), either parent may ask the court to modify parenting time (visitation) in the existing case.

The parent asking for modifications to parenting time (visitation) in the current order makes the request in a written motion to the court.  The other parent may respond to the modification request by answering the motion in writing.

Either parent may ask for a hearing as part of their written motion, or as part of their written answer to the motion.

If the deadline for requesting a hearing passes, and neither parent made the request for a hearing, the court decides the motion to modify parenting time (visitation) based solely on the written documents filed with the court.


Forms to modify parenting time (visitation) are not available for every situation or circumstance.  If you do not find a form that suits your circumstances on this website, the form is not available through the North Dakota Legal Self Help Center.

You may need to create legal documents yourself.  The General-Use forms in the District Court Civil Action Section of this website may be used as a starting point for creating your own legal documents.

Parenting Time Assistance Forms Packet:

These forms may be used to request assistance with a parenting time (visitation) issue.  These forms may also be used to request changes to the current parenting time (visitation) schedule.

There must already be a North Dakota state district court order establishing residential responsibility (custody) and parenting time (visitation). These forms are not used to ask the court to change residential responsibility (custody).

Review the forms and instructions carefully! Follow the instructions for the forms packet and for the individual form.

The forms and instructions can be printed out and handwritten, if desired. You can fill in the blanks of the forms listed below by typing in the requested information on your computer keyboard. Print out each form when you complete your work. The form will clear when you close it.

Forms to Make the Request for Parenting Time Assistance:

Forms to Reply to the Request for Parenting Time Assistance:

Form the Court May Require:

Selected Statutes (Laws) & Rules

Other Resources

Following are other resources related to modifying parenting time (visitation) proceedings that may be of interest.

If you do not understand any of this information, or if you have trouble filling out any of the forms located here, please see an attorney for help.

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If you have a question relating to a case that is already filed please contact the clerk of court for the county.