The process of separating is the hard part, getting legally divorced is the easy part. State requirements for filing for divorce may vary from state to state, however, in North Carolina the only requirement to obtain a divorce is that you have been separated at least one year and one day (366 consecutive days) with the intent to remain separate and apart.
In North Carolina, there are a few things you must consider when determining if you are able to file for an uncontested divorce, also known as Absolute Divorce. Review the below check list. If all the boxes are checked, you are most likely ready and able to file for divorce.
You have been separated for one year and one day.
Other outstanding domestic issues such as child custody, post separation support/alimony, and/or distribution of the marital estate have been addressed or resolved.
You have a last known address for your spouse
We encourage you to talk with one of our attorneys regarding your divorce to ensure that all the dots to your “i’s” and cross to your “t’s” are in place to ensure your rights are protected before filing for divorce.