Understanding North Carolina Divorce Law
North Carolina is a “no-fault” divorce state, which means that neither party has the right to file for a divorce without providing fault or having the permission of the other spouse.
In North Carolina, a divorce is called an “absolute divorce”. To qualify, you must meet the following criteria:
- One spouse has lived in North Carolina for at least six months;
- The parties have lived separate and apart for one year;
Why use Lincolnton Family Law:
Finalizing an absolute divorce in North Carolina is very routine. Lincolnton Family Law handles the process from the beginning to end without you having to step into a court room.
An absolute divorce in North Carolina ends the right to file for property distribution, post separation support, or alimony. This is why having an experienced family law attorney is essential.