The Year Long Wait

Mar 2, 2012 in Divorce

North Carolina law requires that the parties are separated for one year prior to the filing of the divorce claim and that the filing party have lived in North Carolina for at least six months prior to the filing of the action. In this regard, your “date of separation” as discussed above, is an essential component of your divorce claim. If you file less than one year after your “date of separation” your claim will be dismissed. Given this year long wait for a divorce, some parties may have already resolved their claims for custody , child support, spousal support and the division of property prior to the divorce being granted. This is especially...

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