Divorce is often described as stressful, draining process. However, this does not always have to the be the case.
In fact, divorce can be a civil, easy process. In North Carolina, you can file for absolute divorce if you have been living in North Carolina for six months prior to filing with the court, and after you have been living separate and apart for one year. For this year clock to start, just one of the parties must separate with the intent to end the marriage. Both parties do not have to agree to separate.
Be careful, you and your spouse may not have reconciled during this year period. If you attempt to resume the marriage relationship, the year period will restart once you have separated again.
Absolute divorce is often done when there are no issues of child support, child custody, alimony, or property that the court needs to decide. These matters can often be handle in a separation agreement during the year wait before filing.
The process for absolute divorce generally takes just over a month of time.
However be careful, you do not want to waive your rights to alimony or equitable distribution if these are still issues. We can ensure you aren’t waiving rights you are entitled to.
Want to start the process? Give us a call at 919-772-7000. We can help make divorce an easy process.