Want a divorce but your partner hasn’t done anything specific to warrant it? Luckily for you, North Carolina is a no-fault divorce state meaning that there doesn’t need to be proof that a spouse did something wrong in order to get an absolute divorce. There are two basic requirements that you must meet in order to be divorced.
- Live separately and apart from your spouse for at least twelve consecutive months.
- One or both of you must have been a North Carolina resident for six months before beginning the divorce proceedings.
In this situation, neither party is faulted for the divorce. Keep in mind the following things:
- Even if your spouse doesn’t want it, you can get divorced.
- If at any point during the twelve-month period, you move back in together, the twelve-month clock is restarted after subsequent separation.
- No paperwork is needed to prove the twelve-month separation, but you will need to know the date that you separated.
Contact Rech Law, P.C. today to learn more about the divorce process and schedule a consultation!