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Grounds for Divorce in North Carolina
North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state, which means both parties can join together in agreement to end the marriage. When one party feels the marriage is over, and the other doesn’t, an “irretrievable breakdown” is commonly cited as the reason for divorce.
No test is required to prove the breakdown is related to irretrievable breakdown, instead one or both parties agree the marriage has no hope of reconciliation.
Divorce Paperwork Requirements
When you are moving with a contested divorce, you need to fill out all the necessary paperwork. A Summons with Notice or Summons and Verified Compliant is filed and copied to the records of the case. The County Clerk’s Office will provide the index number, which is the number assigned to the divorce case and file it.
Once you have followed through with the County Clerk, the next step is to have your spouse sign the Acceptance of Service. Once the paperwork is signed, the court can move forward to focus on setting a court date.
What happens if your spouse won’t sign or won’t return the Acceptance of Service? You will need to have them served the papers. Pursing an absolute divorce or a divorce from bed and board should always be done in consultation with a qualified attorney.
We focus in a variety of family law matters including:
- Equitable distribution
- Child custody
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Father’s rights
- Grandparent’s rights
- Visitation rights
- Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
- Orders of protection
- Special needs children
- Relocation with children
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Consult with North Carolina Divorce Attorneys – Experienced in Contested Divorce
If you have a question about your contested divorce case, contact Ammon Nelson Law, PLLC. Our experienced attorneys are here to provide you with over a decade of divorce law experience. We are here to reduce the stress during this difficult time. Contact our Raleigh office to discuss your divorce case.
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.
For your Raleigh, Cary, and Triangle family law needs, contact us today and schedule a consultation