Questions Answered by Lesley B Foss

Q: What are the benefits of using mediation instead of the court system to resolve divorce disputes?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Divorce for North Dakota on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Lesley B Foss' answer
In North Dakota, if your divorce involves minor children, you are required to attend and participate in the Family Law Mediation program, which provides divorcing couples with 6 free hours of mediation services. If the divorce does not involve minor children, you do not receive a referral to mediation, but you still can greatly benefit from engaging in mediation. Mediation will cost you the time/services of the mediator (and likely of your attorney), but it can be less costly than engaging in...

Q: How can i change my parenting plan if both party's agree.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for North Dakota on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Lesley B Foss' answer
You would need to write up and file with the Court a written Stipulation reflecting what provisions of the Judgment you've agreed to modify. Both parties would need to sign and notarize the Stipulation. You then need to prepare and file a proposed Order and a proposed Amended Judgment.

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