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Why Does it Take So Long to Get Divorced?

In Separation & Divorce by Elizabeth Stephenson

Sometimes, people assume that when they decide to get divorced, they can get it done pretty quickly. Unfortunately, there is nothing quick about divorce in North Carolina. In fact, the law and busy court dockets make it impossible to impulsively get divorced. Our point is, that from the time you or your spouse decides “I want a divorce”, you will have to wait quite some time until the time that your divorce decree is signed. There are numerous reasons for this. One year and a day separation. You must be separated for a year and a day before you can file a Complaint seeking a divorce in North Carolina. This means you must live separate and apart from your spouse for a full year and one day before filing a …