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North Carolina Divorce
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Courts and Community ResourcesLawyers and Divorce
Glossary of Family Law Terms
North Carolina Trial Courts
North Carolina Bar Association
State Statutory ResourcesIf you wish to review your State's Statutes or Code, click the links below:
North Carolina General Statutes
North Carolina General Assembly
Divorce LawThe residency requirement is 6 months. There are only two grounds for divorce in North Carolina: one-year separation and incurable insanity. For a one-year separation you must assert, under oath, that you and your spouse have lived separate and apart for one year. You must live in separate residences during that year. You do not need to file any papers to document the beginning of your separation; your assertion is sufficient to prove that the year has elapsed. The second ground for divorce in North Carolina is incurable insanity. This ground is rarely used.
Divorce and Separation in North Carolina - pamphlet provided by the North Carolina Bar Association
Marital Settlement Agreements Explained
Marriage and Living Together LawNorth Carolina Marriage Law - pamphlet provided by the North Carolina Bar Association
Child SupportNorth Carolina Child Support Guidelines - from North Carolina DHHS
North Carolina Child Support Enforcement - from North Carolina DHHS
North Carolina Child Support Help and FAQs - from North Carolina DHHS
Child Custody, Visitation Rights and Support - pamphlet by the North Carolina Bar Association
Child Support Explained
Child Custody and Visitation LawChild custody decisions are based on the best interests on the child.
Child Custody, Visitation and Support - pamphlet provided by the North Carolina Bar Association
FAQ on Child Custody and Visitation
Child Custody Resources
Property DivisionNorth Carolina is an "equitable distribution" property state.
Marital and Separate Property in North Carolina - NC Gen. Statutes Section 50-20