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How Can I Prepare for a Divorce?

In Separation & Divorce by Elizabeth Stephenson

The decision to divorce is a massive one. The end of a relationship and an uncertain future can create simultaneous emotions of regret, sadness, anger, and anxiety. Nevertheless, it is important to be mindful that the decisions you make now will have a tremendous impact on your future and to take a methodical, informed approach toward your divorce. First, it is critical to understand that North Carolina is an absolute divorce state. This means that a couple must live separate and apart for at least a year before they can obtain a divorce. Each state has its own divorce laws that mandate a specific amount of time for a couple to be separated before filing for divorce, and many people who have obtained a divorce in North Carolina will tell …