Filing for Divorce in Charlotte NC
Caring & Capable Legal Advocates
Everyone knows how difficult the divorce process can be for the parties
involved, their children, and even their extended families. Decisions
family issues can seem fraught with unseen consequences. Anxiety, animosity, and confusion
over what is best for the future can cause all types of problems and stress.
When facing such an emotional situation, having a trusted legal guide and
representative can be a lifesaver. That is why we recommend that you enlist
the services of one of our experienced attorneys at Rech Law, P.C. We
deal with divorce issues every day and have the knowledge, skills, and
resources to help you transition through the process as comfortably as
possible. We are proud of our client satisfaction record, which is based
on our abilities to listen, provide compassionate support, and take an
aggressive stance when it comes to protecting your best interests at the
negotiation table or in court.
Get the divorce help you need by calling (704) 659-0007 or by
contacting us online.
What Are the Grounds for Divorce in North Carolina?
North Carolina is a no-fault divorce state which means that proof of a
spouse’s marital misconduct is not required to file for divorce.
The only “grounds” for a divorce in North Carolina are that
either one or the other of the spouses wishes to end the marriage.
Other requirements include:
- The couple has lived separately and apart for at least one year
- The separation was intended to be permanent
- One of the spouses has been a North Carolina resident for at least six months
It is not enough for a couple to live in the same residence in separate
bedrooms to fulfill the one-year separation. They must live in different
residences for there to be no doubt of the separation. Once the above
requirements are met, either spouse may file for what is called an “absolute” divorce.
The marriage will then be dissolved whether or not the couple has resolved
all issues, such as child custody, child support, alimony, or property
division. Certain issues will need to be resolved or be pending at the
time when the divorce is finalized, however, to ensure that your rights
are not forever waived.
How Long Does a Divorce Take in NC?
A simple divorce can take anywhere from 45 to 90 days to finalize after
it has been filed with the courts. However, more complicated divorces,
such as one in which the spouses are unable to agree on child support
or child custody, will most likely take longer.
Do You Have To Be Separated for a Year To Get a Divorce in NC?
Yes. Under North Carolina General Statutes § 50-6, couples need to
be physically separated for at least one year before filing for divorce
in North Carolina.
The Importance of Divorce Representation
Due to the substantial impact that divorce issues can have on your and
your children’s future, it is important that you fully understand
them and that your best interests are protected. Our lawyers have settled
many divorce cases throughout the years we have been in practice. We will
work diligently to seek what is best for you and the welfare of your children.
We listen closely to your concerns and offer focused and attentive legal
support to help you make it through this difficult time as efficiently
and painlessly as possible.
Call our attorneys to schedule a consultation at (704) 659-0007 today.