In North Dakota, the divorce petition itself must contain the names of the parties, the date on which they were married, a statement that the plaintiff has been a resident for at least 6 months, information about the minor children of the marriage, the grounds for divorce and other pertinent information. In addition to the complaint, the following information should be filed with the court: a summons, verification of complaint, settlement agreement, property and debt listing, admission of service, affidavit of proof for stipulated judgment, and a findings of fact, conclusions of law and order for judgment for the judge to sign if the parties are in agreement. (North Dakota Courts)
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