At least one spouse must live in North Carolina for six months before filing for divorce.
Grounds for Divorce
You and your spouse must live apart for one year before filing for divorce.
Note: The only other grounds for divorce in North Carolina is for the spouses to live apart for three years due to incurable insanity.
Where to File
Divorces are filed at the Court Clerk's office in a county where at least one spouse lives.
Serving Your Spouse with Divorce Papers
Certified Mail is the easiest way to serve your spouse in North Carolina.
Finalizing Your Divorce
North Carolina uncontested divorces can be finalized in as little as 45 days.
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