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Filing for Divorce in North Carolina
Anyone filing for divorce in North Carolina must be a resident of North Carolina for at least 180 days. Filing for divorce must be done in the county where your residency requirements are met. If you have children, it can complicate the divorce as the courts may require you to prove residency for at least six months.
Grounds for Divorce
North Carolina is considered a no-fault divorce state. Only one spouse needs to file for divorce. In many situations, a no-fault divorce will be filed as “irreconcilable differences.” North Carolina does allow for a faulted divorce if the following problems have occured:
- Incurable Insanity
- Indignities rendering condition of other spouse intolerable
- Excessive use of alcohol or drugs
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How Long Does Divorce Take in North Carolina?
Divorce in North Carolina takes at least a year as you must be separated from your spouse for at least that long. Many of the terms of your divorce can be settled during that year separation time. Never file for absolute divorce without consulting an attorney. If you file for absolute divorce without finalizing all
aspects of your divorce, you may lose the opportunity to fight for parts of your divorce like property.
Why choose Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC?
- We have over a decade of family law experience*.
- Nominated and awarded “New Parental Defender of the Year” in 2018*
- We are in Good Standing at Avvo
- We have a 4.9 Star Rating on Google
- We are devoted and compassionate legal advocates.
- Wrote “5 Things You Must Know Before Filing For Divorce in North Carolina”
*Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC was established in 2011 in Utah and received permission to practice law in North Carolina in 2021.
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