STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA COUNTY OF CASS IN DISTRICT COURT EAST CENTRAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT Othello Polee Merchant, Plaintiff, v.
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
COUNTY OF CASS
IN DISTRICT COURT
Othello Polee Merchant,
Case No. 09-2021-DM-00611
THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT:
You are hereby summoned and required to appear and defend against the Complaint for Divorce in the above-entitled action a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and which has been or will be filed with the Clerk of said Court, by serving upon the undersigned attorney an answer or other proper response within twenty-one (21) 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 thirty (30) days.
c.Neither spouse shall harass the other spouse.
(2)All currently available insurance coverage must be maintained and continued without change in coverage or beneficiary designation.
IF EITHER SPOUSE VIOLATES ANY OF THESE PROVISIONS, THAT SPOUSE MAY BE IN CONTEMPT OF COURT.
DATED this 1st day of June, 2021.
/s/ Mark J. Pilch
Mark J. Pilch (ND ID #09091)
2516 39 1/2 Ave S
Fargo, ND 58104
Attorney for Plaintiff Othello Polee Merchant
(June 23, 30 & July 7, 2021)