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Providing Couples with Assistance Navigating the Process of Dissolution

At Jetton & Meredith, PLLC, our clients are our priority. With decades of experience and an unwavering dedication to our clients’ success, we are here to help you navigate your divorce with the support you deserve.

To obtain a divorce in North Carolina, you will need to meet certain state requirements and follow legal processes before the court can dissolve your marriage. To ensure your rights are protected, it would be beneficial to consult with an experienced attorney.

If you require legal assistance while you navigate a divorce, contact us online. We offer a unique, tailored approach to each case.

How Do You File for Divorce in North Carolina?

To file for a divorce in the state, you and your spouse must have lived separately and apart for at least one year. During this time, it is common for both parties to enter into a separation agreement to clearly dictate how matters such as child custody, spousal support, and additional other factors will be address during this time.

There is a residency requirement to file for a divorce as well. At least one spouse must have lived in the state for at least 6 months. Once the divorce paperwork is filed with the court, the other spouse has 30 days to respond.

Divorce Statistics

According to the US Census, marriage and divorce rates have decreased over the past twenty years. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are 3.1 divorces for every 1,000 residents in North Carolina.

Is North Carolina an Equitable Distribution State?

North Carolina is an equitable distribution state, which means all martial property will be divided in a fair manner between both parties. There are some statutory factors that could affect how equitable distribution is divided, such as if one spouse engages in wasteful dissipation of martial assets.

How Long Does a Divorce Take?

Once you serve your spouse divorce papers, there is a 30-day waiting period before the divorce can be finalized. As such, you could get divorced in as little as 45-90 days; however, if the divorce is contested this could be much longer.

Reasons Why You Should Hire an Experienced Divorce Lawyer

Going through a divorce is emotional and taxing. Hiring a lawyer who will help you file your paperwork properly, represent your best interests, and advocate to protect you throughout the process, is one of the best steps you can take during this time.

Our experienced attorneys can help you work through any issues that might arise during this transition and promise to support you if any matter gets contentious. We take a personalized approach to each divorce case. Whether you are seeking an amicable divorce or require zealous advocacy for a litigated divorce in court, we have the experience and knowledge to help.

To get started on your divorce case in Charlotte, NC, call us at (704) 931-5535 or contact us online.

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