Separation

Ready to Divorce? 6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Pack Your Bags and Leave Right Away…

Once you have finally made your mind up to move forward with divorcing your spouse,  the next logical step you may be considering is moving out of the marital home. In order to divorce in North Carolina, the parties must be physically separated, living separate and apart, for one year — someone has to leave in order to …

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How Do I File For Divorce if I Don’t Know Where My Spouse is Located?

In order to file a lawsuit against a person or entity, you must serve them with process. “Process” is a legal word that means the plaintiff must put the defendant on notice that he/she is being sued. Usually this is accomplished by having a sheriff or other “process server” deliver a copy of the complaint …

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NCGS

Does North Carolina recognize and authorize Collaborative Law?

Yes. The State Legislature adopted Article 4, Collaborative Law Proceedings (§ 50-70 to § 50-89), in 2003 establishing collaborative law procedures in North Carolina.  As defined in NCGS § 50-71: Collaborative law is a procedure in which a husband and wife who are separated and are seeking a divorce, or are contemplating separation and divorce, and their attorneys …

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