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Filing for Divorce in Charlotte NC

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Everyone knows how difficult the divorce process can be for the parties involved, their children, and even their extended families. Decisions concerning major 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.


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