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Article IV. Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation and Declaration of Invalidity of Marriage
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(A) The petition in a proceeding for dissolution of marriage, legal separation or a declaration of invalidity shall allege that the marriage is irretrievably broken or was never legally valid and shall set forth:

(1) The name, last known address and Tribal enrollment, if any, of each party and the length of domicile in this community;

(2) The date of the marriage and the place at which the marriage ceremony was performed;

(3) If the parties are separated, the date on which the separation occurred;

(4) The names, ages and addresses of all living children, natural or adopted, common to the parties and whether the wife is pregnant;

(5) The details of any agreements between the parties as to the parenting of the children and payment for sustainment (support) and maintenance of a spouse;

(6) A statement specifying whether the Tribal Court needs to divide property between the parties; and

(7) The relief sought.

(B) Either or both parties to the marriage may initiate the proceeding.

(C) The only defense to a petition for declaration of invalidity of marriage shall be that the marriage is legally valid.

(D) The Tribal Court may join additional parties necessary for the exercise of its authority. [Res. 09-R-062 Title 2 § (4)(A), 4/30/2009.]