Do I Need an Attorney to Get a Divorce?

Divorce in North Carolina is the easiest part, from a legal perspective, of the end of a marriage. The divorce itself does not involve the issues of money or children. Divorce is, in North Carolina, merely a status change which does not directly impact other issues. Our firm sponsors monthly seminars which address the multitude of issues found in most divorce disputes.

There are only two ways to get a divorce in North Carolina

The first and most common way to obtain a North Carolina divorce is to prove a one year separation.

The other way to obtain a North Carolina divorce is to prove incurable insanity.

Most North Carolina divorces are obtained after proving a one year separation. The divorce in North Carolina is typically granted within about 60 days of the date of filing for the divorce.

We have provided some illustrative forms that give you a sense of how the divorce documents will look when finalized. Divorce from bed and board is a rarely used, fault-based action, usually brought by an injured spouse to get the court to order the other spouse out of the residence.

Although, it is not recommended, some people choose not to use attorneys to handle their divorce. If you have any issues relating to property distribution or claims to alimony, do not complete a divorce without consulting an attorney. You may choose to complete a Do-It-Yourself Divorce, but if you have any questions, please contact an attorney.